The 18-year-old admitted being with a group that targeted Hispanics for violence in November 2008. Their attacks culminated in the killing of immigrant Marcelo Lucero (mar-SEHL'-oh loo-SEHR'-oh) in Patchogue (PACH'-awg).
A week ago, 19-year-old Jeffrey Conroy was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crime.
Five others are awaiting sentencing.