Vigil held in memory of slain Ecuadorian man

Family and friends of a slain Ecuadorian immigrant held a ceremony in Patchogue Saturday commemorating the one-year anniversary of his murder.

The relatives of Marcelo Lucero organized a vigil at the site of his murder and then headed to Congregational Church of Patchogue on East Main Street, where his funeral was held, for a candlelight service.

Police say 37-year-old Marcelo Lucero was stabbed to death by seven teens who apparently targeted him for being a foreigner.

Lucero?s death sparked outrage across the nation, and now the Justice Department and the U.S. attorney's office are investigating the Suffolk Police Department, which had been accused of mishandling hate crimes.

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