Jeffrey Conroy, 19, earlier this year was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crime, but was not found guilty of murder as a hate crime, a more serious charge. He also was convicted of gang assault and conspiracy.
Conroy was among a group of seven men who attacked Marcelo Lucero and a companion. According to testimony Lucero resisted the gang's attack and was stabbed by Conroy.When the sentence was announced, Conroy's father jumped to his feet and screamed at the judge. He had to be escorted from the courtroom and held in a room to gain control of himself, according to reports.
-- Lance Murray