NEW YORK – A prosecutor's office says a second arrest has been made in the hate crime killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant in New York City.
The arrest was made early Friday in Yonkers, just north of New York City. Police had released a video of 28-year-old Keith Phoenix and offered a $22,000 reward for information leading to his capture.
Another man has pleaded not guilty to a hate crime murder charge.
Jose Sucuzhanay and his brother were attacked on Dec. 7 in the Brooklyn borough.
Authorities say the attackers beat both men with a bat and kicked by men shouting anti-Hispanic and anti-gay slurs. At the time, the brothers were walking arm-in-arm to keep warm.