NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One of the men convicted of brutally beating a street vendor in the Bronx faces sentencing today.

Joshua Cruz was among several men caught on camera attacking Porgo Souleyman in May 2017 in the Mott Haven section.

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Police said the street vendor was trying to stop the men from stealing when they beat him into a coma.

Cruz was convicted of several charges, including first-degree gang assault.

Souleymane, a West African immigrant, had been selling handbags and books for 10 years. He spent nearly two weeks in a coma before going to rehab.


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