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Corona clan await stab trial

By Adam Pincus

“What we want is justice,” Modesta Vasquez, 29, said, speaking on behalf of her family in Queens and her parents in Mexico. “But we don't know if they are going to be sentenced or set free.”A group of four men, all of Mexican origin, where charged in the Dec. 6 fatal stabbing of Jorge Vasquez who they attacked at random, prosecutors said. They were expected to appear in the courtroom of Supreme Court Justice Robert Hanophy on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the Queens district attorney said.One of the men was suspected to be a member of the Mexican street gang Sureno 13, but the others were not, a law enforcement source said.One of those who did not belong to the gang had recently seen an Internet site explaining initiation procedures to get into a gang and wanted to commit such an attack, but without any particular gang in mind, the source said.Vasquez, 27, was stabbed to death Dec. 6 during an attack by a group of men who then turned on four others outside the Tulcingo Bar at 95-02 Roosevelt Ave. in Corona just after 4 a.m, the Queens district attorney said. Vasquez' sister and investigators said he was not involved in gangs.Two men, aged 20 and 30, were beaten and stabbed. Another man, 26, was punched and cut in the face, while a fourth man, 30, was repeatedly kicked, prosecutors said.The four men charged in the attack were identified as Gregorio Ocult, 19, of 88-20 145th St.; Felix Ceca, 23, of 179 Hillside Ave.; and Victor Gonzalez, 21, of 83-16 Parsons Blvd. all of Jamaica; and Luis Romero, 24, of Ridgefield Park, N.J., prosecutors said. They each face up to 75 years to life in prison if convicted on all the charges, they said.Reach reporter Adam Pincus by e-mail at news@timesledger.com or by phone at 718-229-0300, Ext. 154.

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