Sunday, March 21, 2010

N.Y. Dad Murdered While Rescuing Teen From Attack

A hardworking father of two, who was about to get engaged to his girlfriend, was stabbed to death trying to rescue a young family friend from a pack of bloodthirsty teenage thugs on a New York street, cops said.
He tried to save a life, and paid with his own.

A hardworking father of two, who was about to get engaged to his girlfriend, was stabbed to death trying to rescue a young family friend from a pack of bloodthirsty teenage thugs on a Bronx street, cops said.
"For saving his life, we're going to take yours now," one of the attackers allegedly told Orlando Salgado, 26, before coldly plunging a knife into the good Samaritan's chest, said his heartbroken girlfriend, Reinalice Roman.
The unidentified 16-year-old boy was standing on East 197th Street near Webster Avenue at 10:30 p.m. Friday when he was confronted by a group of thugs that he fought with earlier in the day, cops said.
Salgado -- a neighbor and friend of the boy's mother -- was on his way to get something to eat when he came upon the confrontation.
He stepped into the melee to protect the boy and was stabbed twice in the chest as one of the attackers allegedly made the grim promise to kill him for intervening, cops and Roman said.
The construction worker was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
- NY Post and Foxnews.com