Tag: Cedeno, Abel

He Said He Killed Over Anti-Gay Bullying. He Was Sentenced to 14 Years.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Lacey Providence vividly remembers the day two years ago that a pair of detectives at a hospital in the Bronx told her that her 15-year-old nephew had “succumbed” to injuries after being stabbed in school by a teenage classmate. […]

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Teenager Cited Anti-Gay Bullying for Stabbing Death. He Was Found Guilty.

On a September morning two years ago, Abel Cedeno put on a pink Kylie Minogue shirt, and then tossed his books and inhaler into his backpack. Just before leaving for school that day, he took a switchblade knife he had bought online from the top of his dresser and placed it in his pocket. Within […]

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A Gay Teenager Fatally Stabbed a Classmate. Was It Self-Defense?

Abel Cedeno said he never intended to use the knife he brandished in a Bronx high school classroom two years ago. He had been pelted with broken pencils and wads of paper, and the knife “was only meant to deter — to scare people away,” he said on the witness stand on Thursday while defending […]

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Bullied for Being Gay: Teenager’s Defense in High School Killing

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Abel Cedeno says he was bullied for years in school by other students because of his perceived sexual orientation. Then, in September 2017, he sent a message to a friend suggesting he was willing to defend himself: a video […]

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