Suffolk lawmaker to visit Lucero hometown
Officials say a Suffolk lawmaker visiting the home of a murdered Ecuadorian immigrant is not expected to receive a warm welcome.
Newsday says Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri is in Marcelo Lucero's hometown in Ecuador today.
Lucero was stabbed to death in Patchogue in 2008 in a hate crime attack.
Officials say Lucero's family will not be meeting the mayor because they feel he betrayed the family by arranging for County Executive Steve Levy to attend a service for Lucero.
The family considers Levy an "anti-immigrant."