Jeffrey Conroy, the accused killer of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero has been found guilty, but not of murder. The young man who made it a sport to go “beaner jumping” has been found guilty of manslaughter as a hate crime and gang assault. Conroy was acquitted of the more serious charge of murder in the second degree as a hate crime, a charge that could have sent hm away for life. Under the charges that Conroy was convicted of, he faces a minimum of eight years and a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on May 26.
I have many more thoughts on this verdict and will be writing a more detailed post later tonight but what do you all think? Was justice served?