Judge dismisses $40M Marcelo Lucero suit

Rosario Lucero, center, stands with son Joselo Lucero,

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Rosario Lucero, center, stands with son Joselo Lucero, left, near the site where her other son Marcelo Lucero was stabbed to death in 2008, in Patchogue, N.Y., after his killer, Jeffrey Conroy, was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crime but acquitted of murder. (April 19, 2010) (Credit: AP)

A federal judge has thrown out a $40-million lawsuit against Suffolk County and its police department in connection with the 2008 hate-crime killing of Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero.

The order from U.S. District Judge Leonard D. Wexler, issued last Thursday but dated that Monday, affirms a magistrate's earlier finding that county and police officials were not properly notified of the...

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