Tag Archives: Keith Phoenix

BROOKLYN: 37 Years In Prison For Both Anti-Gay Hate Crime Killers

Hakim Scott and Keith Phoenix were both sentenced to 37 years in prison today for the anti-gay and anti-Hispanic murder of Ecuadorean immigrant Jose Sucuzhanay, who was viciously beaten to death with an aluminum baseball bat last year because the two killers mistakenly thought Sucuzhanay and his brother were gay. The two victims were drunkenly walking home with their arms ...

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BROOKLYN: Jury Convicts Keith Phoenix In Hate Crime Murder Retrial

Justice was at last served yesterday in the hate crime murder retrial of Keith Phoenix (left), who in 2008 beat Ecuadorean immigrant Jose Sucuzhanay to death with a metal baseball bat as he screamed anti-gay and anti-Hispanic epithets. Last month a mistrial was declared when jurors could not agree on convicting Phoenix of murder or manslaughter. The second trial’s jury ...

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Mistrial For Second Defendant In Brooklyn’s Brutal Anti-Gay Murder Trial

The judge has declared a mistrial in the case of Keith Phoenix, who was on trial for the anti-gay, anti-Hispanic murder of Ecuadorean immigrant Jose Sucuzhanay. According to Phoenix’s lawyer, the jury was deadlocked over convicting him of murder or manslaughter. The victim was beaten to death with a metal baseball bat in Brooklyn in late 2008 after Phoenix and ...

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Homophobic Murderer: “So I Killed Someone. That Makes Me A Bad Guy?”

Confessed killer Keith Phoenix is now claiming that his murder of Jose Sucuzhanay was done in self-defense in a street fight “gone bad” and that he doesn’t hate gays. He has been called a monstrous murderer, filled with bias and hate, but in a jailhouse interview on Sunday, Keith Phoenix blamed his Latino victim – and insisted he has nothing ...

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2nd Suspect Nabbed In Sucuzhanay Case

One day after local TV stations played toll booth surveillance video showing him laughing and joking minutes after committing a brutal anti-gay murder, Keith Phoenix has been arrested for the killing of Ecuadorean immigrant Jose Sucuzhanay. Phoenix’s accomplice was captured and confessed on Wednesday. Sucuzhanay was beaten to death with an aluminum baseball bat after being mistaken for gay because ...

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