GUATEMALA CITY – GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan immigrant who died defending a woman under attack in New York City has been buried in his native country.
Hugo Tale Yax's death 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 that turned physical.
His body was flown to Guatemala, where he was buried Saturday in his hometown of Esperanza.
His father, Juan Pablo Tale, says his son was "truly a hero. He defended someone he did not know. It's a lesson for everyone."
Municipal authorities delivered U.S. and Guatemalan flags to the family.