Burial for Homeless Hero who Died as People Walked By

Monday, May 3, 2010  |  Updated 4:06 PM EDT
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Passersby gawk, take cell-phone photos and generally ignore a dying man, a video indicates.

Passersby gawk, take cell-phone photos and generally ignore a dying man, a video indicates.

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A Guatemalan immigrant who died defending a woman under attack in New York City has been buried in his native country.

 
The death of Hugo Tale-Yax in Queens provoked outrage after surveillance camera footage showed several people walking past his bleeding body without stopping to help.
 
Police say the 31-year-old homeless man was stabbed to death after intervening in an argument between a man and a woman.
 
His body was flown to Guatemala and was buried Saturday in his hometown, Esperanza.
 
His father, Juan Pablo Tale, says his son was "truly a hero" and died defending someone he didn't know.
 
Municipal authorities delivered U.S. and Guatemalan flags to the family.

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