Good Samaritan ignored by New Yorkers, left to die


NEW YORK — A homeless Good Samaritan who was ignored while lying, mortally wounded, on a New York City sidewalk will be honored at a wake.

The family of Guatemalan immigrant Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax (TAHL'-eh yaks) is holding services Wednesday at a Brooklyn funeral home.

Police say Tale-Yax was stabbed while helping a woman being attacked. He was found dead on April 18 after lying on a Queens sidewalk for nearly an hour. Some passersby paused and left; others kept walking.

One of his brothers, Byron Tale-Yax, says their actions send a message about humanity.

Police are still looking for the woman Tale-Yax rescued and the man with whom she had fought.


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