Ecuadorean Man Killed in Alleged Bias Crime Laid to Rest
Sunday, December 21, 2008
New York, NY –
An Ecuadorean immigrant beaten to death in Brooklyn in an apparent hate crime has been carried to his been laid to rest in his homeland. Jose Oswaldo Sucuzhanay's coffin was scattered with roses and covered with the Ecuadorean flag as he was buried yesterday in southern Ecuador. Police say the 31-year-old real estate agent was attacked by three black men who shouted anti-Latino and anti-gay slurs as he walked arm-in-arm with one of his brothers near his home in Bushwick on December 7th. He was beaten with a bottle and a baseball bat died after five days in a coma. New York City police are searching for suspects, and the NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force is investigating.