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Third Suspect Charged in Mount Kisco Homicide of Day Laborer

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Mario Coronado-Depaz, the third suspect to be charged this week in the killing of a Mount Kisco day laborer.
Mario Coronado-Depaz, the third suspect to be charged this week in the killing of a Mount Kisco day laborer.

The half-brother of one of the first two suspects in the beating death of a Mount Kisco day laborer was charged late Friday with first-degree manslaughter in connection with the homicide.

Mario Coronado-Depaz, 39, was arrested in the village at 6 p.m. He was booked at police headquarters in Mount Kisco and was expected to be arraigned in the local justice court.

Coronado-Depaz joins his half-brother Freddy Coronado-Mendez and Milton Ventura to be accused of causing the death of Jose Sanchez, 53, during an altercation in a wooded area off Lieto Drive on July 4. Sanchez’s body was discovered the following day by a relative who alerted police.

“I commend all the detectives involved in this investigation for their tenacity and skill in unraveling the events that led to Mr. Sanchez’s death,” said Westchester County Public Safety Commissioner George Longworth. “We also continue to get excellent cooperation from the community in this case.”

An autopsy earlier this week determined that Sanchez died of injuries caused by blunt force trauma. Sanchez, a native of Honduras, worked as a landscaper and had no permanent address.

Coronado-Mendez was arrested in Harrison, N.J. on Monday night after he left Mount Kisco by train immediately following the incident. He was tracked by Westchester County detectives to New Jersey and was taken into custody. It is believed he was trying to make arrangements to leave the region, police said.

Coronado-Depaz is being held at the Hudson County Jail and is expected to be arraigned on Monday. Proceedings will be held for extradition back to New York.

Ventura was arrested Tuesday night in Mount Kisco and is being held without bail at the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla.

Longworth urged anyone with information to call the county police tip line at 800-898-TIPS. All calls are confidential. The county police also accept tips electronically at



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