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.