Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hate Crime Murder: Attacker Thought Beating Victim Was Gay

"A New York City man accused of committing murder as a hate crime when he mistook two brothers for a homosexual couple has been found guilty after seven hours of jury deliberations," reports CBS News. "Keith Phoenix, 30, was convicted in a retrial Monday in the Dec. 7, 2008 baseball bat beating death of Ecuadoran immigrant Jose Sucuzhanay, and convicted of attempted assault as a hate crime, for also attacking the murder victim's brother, Romel Sucuzhanay. Phoenix faces 25 years to life in prison, with sentencing set for Aug. 5, 2010." READ MORE