Jury selection for the highly anticipated trial of Jeffrey Conroy, the leader of the Caucasian Crew and charged in the hate killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero in Patchogue, will begin March 1, according to his defense attorney, William Keahon of Islandia. Conroy, 18, of Medford, is the first of the seven teenagers charged with first-degree gang assault and fourth-degree conspiracy in the Nov. 8, 2008, killing of Marcelo Lucero.
As you may recall, the Caucasian Crew stalked Latinos weekly in the streets of Patchogue, NY. For "fun", high school students roamed the streets of Patchogue to "Beaner Stomp." On November 9, 2008, Jeff Conroy led his crew in Beaner Stomping Marcelo Lucero and stabbing him to death in the streets.
Jury selection begins March 1, 2010. I will be reporting on this story until the jury makes its decision and Justice is served.