Thursday, December 10, 2009

Police Statement Says Jeff Conroy Confessed in "Beaner Stomper" Murder of Marcelo Lucero!

A knife in his right hand extended outward, Jeffrey Conroy went toward the "Spanish guy" who was swinging his belt, according to a written statement he made to Suffolk police hours after the fatal stabbing of Marcelo Lucero ."His back was to me and as I ran towards him he turned to face me," according to the statement, made Nov. 9, 2008. "He was about four or five feet from me, I continued to run towards him and stabbed him once in either his shoulder or chest."Minutes later as police approached, Conroy confessed, according to his statement. "I told the cop that my knife was tucked in my boxers and I was the one who stabbed the guy," he said in the statement obtained by Newsday. "I don't blame the Spanish guy for swinging the belt at us. It was obvious that he wanted to get the [expletive] out of there. He was ready to defend himself . . . "The "guy" was Lucero, 37, an legal Ecuadorean immigrant whose death authorities have labeled a hate crime. Seven former Patchogue - Medford High School students were charged with gang assault and conspiracy in connection with Lucero's death. Conroy, now 18, of Medford , was also charged with murder and manslaughter as a hate crime. Nicholas Hausch and Jose Pacheco have pleaded guilty; the other five, including Conroy, are awaiting trial. Pretrial hearings begin Wednesday on whether Conroy's statement was taken appropriately and can be used in a trial.

Conroy's attorney, William Keahon of Islandia , did not return calls for comment Tuesday. He previously has said police were "creative" in taking the statement. When asked two months ago about excerpts from Conroy's statement quoted in court papers, in which Conroy referred to regularly going out and looking for Latino people to beat up, Keahon said, "He never said those words, he never said anything like it."Handwritten statements by each of the seven teens - written by Suffolk detectives based on interviews and signed by the defendants - were obtained by Newsday.The statements tell a similar story of the night of Nov. 8, 2008: a group of teenagers hanging out at a local park, eventually leaving, determined to find Latinos to beat up.In each statement, the seven defendants said they were near the Patchogue train station, where several of them approach Lucero and a companion and provoke a fight. Both Lucero and his companion defended themselves by swinging their belts, according to the statements. One of them "yelled at us that he had been in this country 20 years," Jordan Dasch's statement read. None of the other six defendants witnessed Conroy stab Lucero, according to their statements, and none realized Lucero was stabbed until Conroy told them as they walked away."Jeff said . . . 'I stabbed that guy.' At first I didn't believe him, but when he showed me his knife with blood on it I knew it was no joke," read Kevin Shea's statement. Shea's attorney argued in court last week the statement was coerced.One defendant suggested Conroy toss the knife, according to multiple statements.

"I tried to wash the blood off in a puddle, but there was still blood on it," Conroy's statement read.


Anonymous said...

Hey are you a professional journalist? This article is very well written, as compared to most other blogs i saw today….
anyhow thanks for the good read!

Vicente Duque said...

Have you observed the ugly games that Defense Attorneys play ?? - Have you observed their Filthy Bag of Dirty Tricks ???

Blame the Victim, the victim attracted the perpetrator, the criminal is always a poor guy that has been abused by everybody else and that felt threatened by the victim.

The Defense Attorney plays the Jury : "This accused poor man is one of yours" and the victim is your enemy ( the enemy of the jury ). The victim is dangerous for society. The victim is different from you and is from the dangerous "Other" and "Otherness".

The victim is from another Race, or Ethnicity, the victim had secret longings, wishes, or sins that are against Morality and Ethics. The Victim doesn't share your Beautiful and High Values, members of the Jury.

The Victim is sexually corrupted and was "Fatal Attraction"......

The Victim wasn't patriotic enough, or had weird political orientations, or committed a misdemeanor that is elevated to the category of Horrible Crime against Society.

And the Denial of Reality : All lies in the World are not enough to deny reality, and to hide the true causes of Murder, to acquit the perpetrator.

We see the most horrible murders commited by shooting to the back of defenseless unarmed people. By gangs of Coward Bastards, Big gangs of Drunkards filled with Racial Hatred that attack and kill a small victim because of Racial or Sexual Reasons.

"We have to educate all these gays by beating and killing them !"

And these bastard perpetrators get a small fine or a few days in home arrest. Killing a dog would have carried greater punishment than killing a small man by kicking him, a big gang of coward and bastard Football Players, six feet high.

Vicente Duque

Paul Jacobs said...

Good job in covering this story. I'm a New York resident and I have difficulty finding info on this case.

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