"December 1, 2007 -- "If you're going to shoot me, shoot me," a Long Island teen said moments before he was slain in showdown over an Internet rape hoax, jurors were told yesterday.
Daniel Cicciaro Jr., 17, shrugged off the danger when John White, 53, raised a .32-caliber handgun to his head outside White's home, according to one of the four teens who joined Cicciaro to confront White's son in the racially charged clash.
In a Riverhead courtroom, Cicciaro's pal Joseph Serrano, 18, testified that White warned, "If you don't get out of here, I'm going to shoot you."
"You're not going to shoot me," Cicciaro replied, according to Serrano. "If you're going to shoot me, shoot me."
Serrano testified that Cicciaro had slapped White's gun away from his forehead.
But White raised the gun a second time and shot Cicciaro in the face, Serrano said.
His testimony rebuts White's claim that he had fired accidentally.
White, a black man, has said he feared the group of white youths was a "lynch mob" coming after him and his son, whom they had accused of making rape threats.
Cicciaro had become incensed earlier that night, on Aug. 9, 2006, when another teen, Jennifer Martin, told him at a party that White's son, Aaron, had used an online chat room to threaten to rape her.
Those threats were later revealed to have been the result of a hoax set up by a friend of Aaron White's on a MySpace Web page.
Serrano said Cicciaro told him that when he called Aaron, the black youth challenged Cicciaro to fight him at the Whites' home in Miller Place.
Cicciaro rounded up friends to go, but Serrano went in a separate car to prevent a fight, Serrano testified.
He conceded that he grabbed a baseball bat but said he never took it out of his car.
Earlier yesterday, jurors heard a 911 call in which another teen, Alex Delgado, screamed, "Yo, my friend just got shot!"
The jury also heard a 911 tape of what went on inside a car as the wounded Cicciaro was rushed to a hospital.
Serrano was heard vowing revenge, using a racial epithet.
"F- - -ing n- - - - -. I'll get him for you, Dano," he said.
Serrano broke down by the time the tape was finished playing. "I was soaked head to toe in blood," he recalled. "
OK Field, so now the script has been flipped, now it's a black man accused of shooting a white interloper on his property to death.
Now what Mr. "Racialist"?
Hmmm, let's see now; these young men were on Mr. Whites property, and they were making racial threats and threatening to do terrible things to his wife and son. Still, not sure if he should have shot the teen to death. But then.... given what I heard on the tape, I might have shot the little mother fucker too.
I know one thing, he (Mr. White) is being charged with manslaughter, and he is sitting in a court room now fighting for his freedom. The last time I checked, Joe the immigrant killer is still free.