A jury on Long Island has found Jeffrey Conroy guilty of manslaughter as a hate crime in the 2008 killing of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero.
Conroy was found not guilty of murder as a hate crime, the most serious charge he faced. He was found guilty of assaults on three additional Latino men on Long Island.
Marcelo Lucero, 37, was walking to a friend's apartment in Patchogue, New York, when he was attacked late on November 8, police said. Officers found that he had been stabbed in the chest, and he died of his injuries.
Conroy and six other youths were trying "to find Latinos and to assault them," Suffolk County Police Detective Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick said at the time.
– CNN's Brian Vitagliano contributed to this report.