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Police: Homeless Man Charged In Strangulation

SCPD charges Kevin Conway in death of another homeless man that stemmed from incident this past weekend in Lake Ronkonkoma.

A homeless man was arrested and charged with strangling another homeless man on Saturday outside of a fast food restaurant in Lake Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County Police said.

According to police, Kevin Conway, 33, got into an altercation with Keith Leone in the parking lot of Checkers Restaurant at 258 Portion Road at around 1:30 a.m. Law enforcement authorities said Leone was left at the scene unconscious and was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition.

Leone, 39, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on October 23.

Detectives from the Fourth Squad arrested Conway later in the day on Saturday, October 20. He was arraigned on October 21 at First District Court in Central Islip and charged with second degree assault and first degree strangulation.

The Suffolk County Homicide Section is continuing the investigation and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office will determine whether additional charges will be lodged against Conway.

Kara O'Brien October 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM
So THIS is the story I was looking for!
John Cosgrove October 26, 2012 at 06:37 PM
than move to brentwood.. heard its really nice there!
Jamie October 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM
I still wonder why this wasn't discussed before?
11779 October 27, 2012 at 02:50 AM
3rd homicide within 3 blocks of each other in ronkonkoma since 08 stabbing, shooting, now strangulation....
Jamie October 27, 2012 at 07:12 PM
There was the one at Checkers, the one by Burger King and where was the other?
11779 October 28, 2012 at 06:05 AM
A blood gang member from ronkonkoma did not like the way a construction worker was looking at him than talking to him while there was construction along portion rd which caused delays so they were by each other for a good period of time on portion and the side street before taco bell.. The gang member came back the next day while the construction worker was drinking his coffee reading his paper getting ready for work and than the man shot him execution style for the actions committed along portion rd previously in the week. It was shameful act than took away a hard working family man from mastic.
Jamie October 28, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Ah I remember that now thank you. I don't think I realized it was gang related.
Rosie November 04, 2012 at 11:43 PM
I don't think homeless people would be allowed to loiter, drink, urinate and kill in public areas of higher income areas. We pay just as much for law enforcement, why aren't the laws being enforced.
11779 November 05, 2012 at 07:28 AM
its a shame to say but ronkonkoma.has turned.into a mastic just they have the bay we have a lake...think about crime stats are just as high and quality of life in ronk.has been decreasing for years
Yurmama December 30, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Another racist comment

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