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Menlo Park businessman's death ruled a homicide

Coroner links Lawrence Cronin's death to stabbing

Menlo Park businessman Lawrence Cronin, 67, was stabbed during a robbery attempt in March. His death two months later has now been ruled a homicide by the San Mateo County coroner, according to his family.

Two men attacked Cronin as he stepped outside his insurance brokerage at 1100 Alma St. around 9:45 p.m. on March 26. Police reported that he was in stable condition following treatment for multiple stab wounds at a local hospital.

The assailants were both described as Hispanic and about 5-foot-8-inches tall, with short hair and thin builds. Investigators released a sketch of one suspect.

Cronin, who also resided in Menlo Park, died on May 30. A relative said that the coroner informed the family on Wednesday that the cause of death was determined to be homicide.

His family held a funeral service June 5 at the Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park, followed by a reception at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. Cronin enjoyed playing basketball as well as spending time with loved ones, according to long-time friend Doug Lawrence.

Comments

Posted by Nayeli, a resident of Midtown
on Jun 28, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I hope that they catch these thugs. They are the worst of society. They should be caught, tagged and monitored for the rest of their sorry lives.


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm

To the Cronin family and other loved ones: I am deeply sorry for the loss of Mr. Cronin. It was a terrible crime. I have been through something very similar and it is a nightmare. I hope these murderers are found, tried and convicted. Wishing you support and peace.


Posted by OnceThereWasPaloAlto, a resident of Meadow Park
on Jun 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

"caught, tagged and monitored for the rest of their sorry lives"

That'll teach 'em!


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