Hofstra graduates honor student killed by police

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Students at Hofstra University wore white ribbons at their graduation ceremony to honor a fellow student who was accidentally killed by a police officer confronting an armed intruder.

Sunday's ceremony came two days after Andrea Rebello died when the masked man entered her off-campus home on Long Island.

A police officer aiming at the would-be robber opened fire, hitting the 21-year-old college junior as well as the ex-convict who had entered the house.

On Saturday evening, flags on campus were at half-staff and students held a silent outdoor in front of a photo of the young woman. Surrounded by candles and flowers, they sang "Ave Maria."

Rebello's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday in Sleepy Hollow, which is in Westchester County.


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