NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A vigil was held in Brooklyn over the weekend in memory of a hate crime.

It was two years ago when two men attacked Ecuadorian immigrant Osvaldo “Jose” Sucuzhanay and his brother Romel. Jose died from the attack.

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Prosecutors said the two were targeted because they were Latino and because their attackers believed they were gay.

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“To the thousands of people in New York who are afraid of who they are, or how they look: the message is clear that hate crimes will not be tolerated,” Rep. Nydia Valasquez said.

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In August, a judge sentenced Hakim Scott to 37 years and Keith Phoenix to 37 years to life in prison.