RIVERHEAD, N.Y. -- A New York teenager has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in the hate crime killing of an Ecuadorean immigrant.
Nineteen-year-old Jeffrey Conroy got the maximum sentence
Wednesday. The Suffolk County Court judge who sentenced him says
"the proof was overwhelming."
Lucero (mar-SEHL'-oh loo-SEHR'-oh) on Long Island.
Conroy was one of seven teenagers implicated in the killing but
the only one to go to trial.
After the sentence was imposed, Conroy's father, Robert Conroy,
shouted an expletive, saying his son was only 17 at the time of the
The killing put a spotlight on troubled race relations on Long