Justice for Cecilio D Luciano

Justice for Cecilio D Luciano

August 9, 2022
Signatures: 1,223Next Goal: 1,500
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Why this petition matters

Started by Annalee Avila

On June 14, 2022, our lives dramatically changed. Our loved one, Cecilio Luciano, 34, of Highland Park, NJ was brutally and savagely murdered. Three families were torn apart when Cecilio’s life was taken, under the guise of night, by a coward named Larry Brown.

As authorities have reported, early Tuesday morning, at 1:15 am, Beverly City Police Department received a call from a woman who indicated she had received a FaceTime call from Brown, who was inside a residence at the time, and stated another man in the home, Cecilio Luciano, was deceased. Brown then barricaded himself, along with four children and a woman – suspected to be the children’s mother - who was inside the home, forcing a standoff with the police that lasted several hours. The standoff also led Beverly School District officials to cancel their classes for the day. On scene was the State Police TEAMS Unit and Beverly Police. When contacted by police, Brown refused to exit the home. Several hours later the kids and the woman emerged unharmed. At approximately 8:30 am Brown surrendered himself to police and was taken into custody.  

Reports initially indicated Cecilio had been fatally shot. However, an autopsy performed by the Burlington County Medical Examiner, Dr. Ian Hood, indicated instead he had been bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat. Burlington Prosecutors office initially charged Larry Brown with kidnapping, unlawful possession of a weapon and a person not allowed to possess a weapon, all second-degree crimes. Once investigators determined that Brown was the man who murdered Cecilio, your office later upgraded charges to first degree murder and weapons-related offenses.

Brown, a known felon with, a long-standing criminal history of gun possession, multiple domestic violence cases, eluding and violation of probation, has progressively upgraded himself to homicide. The most important evidence that has been gathered during the investigation is that of Brown’s intent. Brown savagely murdered Cecilio in the middle of the night because he knew Cecilio was at the home with a woman who also happened to be the mother of Brown’s own three children. This heinous crime was not a crime of passion. He intentionally broke into the home, in the middle of the night – when most people are asleep – because he knew Cecilio was in the home, to commit homicide as a surprise attack not allowing Cecilio the chance to defend himself. He then called back the witness to show her he followed through with his intent. The action of calling the witness twice on FaceTime and telling her his pre-meditated intent to hurt Cecilio, then calling her to show her he did it, fits the NJ statute of First-degree Murder 2C:11-3 by its definition:

Except as provided in N.J.S.2C:11-4 , criminal homicide constitutes murder when:

(1) The actor purposely causes death or serious bodily injury resulting in death;  or

(2) The actor knowingly causes death or serious bodily injury resulting in death;  or

(3) It is committed when the actor, acting either alone or with one or more other persons, is engaged in the commission of, or an attempt to commit, or flight after committing or attempting to commit robbery, sexual assault, arson, burglary, kidnapping, carjacking, criminal escape or terrorism pursuant to section 2 of P.L.2002, c. 26 ( C.2C:38-2 ), and in the course of such crime or of immediate flight therefrom, any person causes the death of a person other than one of the participants;  except that in any prosecution under this subsection, in which the defendant was not the only participant in the underlying crime, it is an affirmative defense that the defendant:

(a) Did not commit the homicidal act or in any way solicit, request, command, importune, cause or aid the commission thereof;  and

(b) Was not armed with a deadly weapon, or any instrument, article or substance readily capable of causing death or serious physical injury and of a sort not ordinarily carried in public places by law-abiding persons;  and

(c) Had no reasonable ground to believe that any other participant was armed with such a weapon, instrument, article or substance;  and

(d) Had no reasonable ground to believe that any other participant intended to engage in conduct likely to result in death or serious physical injury.

By way of the definition above, Brown: 

a)   “Acted purposely to cause death or bodily injury resulting in death” after he saw Cecilio’s car was parked at the house and decided to break into the house and then bludgeoned Cecilio with a bat;

b)   “Acted knowingly causing death or bodily injury”, when he called the witness and advised her that he saw Cecilio’s car at the house, parked outside, and told the witness of his intent to hurt Cecilio; and 

c)   “Committed an act of terrorism by his own conduct that resulted in death” by promoting terror in the home when screamed terroristic threats and he waved his gun at his own children after he terrorized Cecilio by bludgeoning him with a bat. 

And should expect to receive the maximum sentence of 30 years to life, without eligibility of parole. He should also expect to receive consecutive sentences for unlawful weapons possession, parole violation and the horrifying terror he caused on his own three children who were very much innocent but victims in this ordeal he caused on his own intent. 

In support by way of the signatures below, we strongly request the charges placed on this monstrous felon be kept and NOT BE DOWNGRADED. We request NO DEAL to second-degree murder by way of passion. His act is clear. He intended to kill Cecilio. While he was jealous of the relationship between Cecilio and the mother of his three children, he did not unknowingly walk into the home and catch the two together. Instead, when he saw Cecilio was in the home, he fixated on the thought and premeditated on committing a crime of murder. He committed first-degree murder; endangered, terrorized and the welfare of his own three children and Cecilio’s son, had a loaded gun within less than 450ft from a school zone, and was in violation of probation.

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Signatures: 1,223Next Goal: 1,500
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