Hundreds attend vigil for murdered Ecuadorian immigrant

Hundreds of family, friends and even strangers came out today for a vigil at a Patchogue church to honor the memory of Macrelo Lucero, who

PATCHOGUE - Hundreds of family, friends and even strangers came out today for a vigil at a Patchogue church to honor the memory of Macrelo Lucero, who was killed nearly three years ago in a hate crime.

On Nov. 8, 2008, Lucero was stabbed to death by seven teens, dubbed the "Patchogue 7," because of his race. Lucero was an Ecuadorian immigrant.

All seven of the men have been convicted in their roles in the death.

Josello Lucero, bother of Marcelo, says he just wants a world with peace, a world without the hate that killed his brother.

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