Homeless Man Left Dying in Street Honored at Wake

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010  |  Updated 4:01 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 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 Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax was holding services for the Guatemalan immigrant on 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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