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N.Y. Men Get Decades in Jail for Hate-Crime Death 

N.Y. Men Get Decades in Jail for Hate-Crime Death 

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Two New Yorkers convicted of beating an Ecuadorean immigrant to death after mistaking him and his brother for a couple will each spend decades behind bars.

Keith Phoenix (pictured) was convicted of murder as a hate crime in the December 2008 killing of Jose Sucuzhanay. He was sentenced to 37 years to life in prison Thursday.

Hakim Scott was acquitted of a murder charge and convicted of manslaughter. He was sentenced to 37 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Phoenix and Scott started yelling antigay and anti-Hispanic slurs at Sucuzhanay at his brother because the two were walking arm in arm.

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