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Source: NY1
Subject: TGNCIQ Justice
Type: Media Coverage

Vigil to Mark Two Years Since Brooklyn Hate Crime Killing

Family and friends of an Ecuadorian hate crime victim are gathering with local leaders Saturday to mark two years since his murder.

A vigil for Jose Sucuzhañay will be held at 2 p.m. at the offices of "Make the Road New York" in Brooklyn.

Sucuzhañay was beaten to death in 2008 after a pair of men mistook him and his brother for a gay couple and attacked them, yelling anti-gay and anti-Hispanic remarks.

Sucuzhañay’s killers were sentenced earlier this year.

Keith Phoenix was given 37-years-to-life in prison for murder and assault as a hate crime.

Hakim Scott got 37-years for manslaughter and attempted assault.

A separate jury found Scott not guilty of hate crimes.