Jose Sucuzhanay’s Alleged Murderer: Killing Was No Big Deal

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It was “nothing more than a fight in the ghetto” — Keith Phoenix, who stands accused of killing Jose Sucuzhanay in a December hate crime attack, explaining away the matter. Phoenix and alleged co-conspirator Hakim Scott say they acted in self-defense. Minutes after the attack, Phoenix was caught on camera laughing it up. [NYDN]