A defense attorney argued when Scott went to the bar, he “wanted to fight.”
A news release from District Attorney Raymond Tierney says Cruz went over the edge by beating Scott severely to the head around 2:45 a.m.
But first, Cruz covered a security camera with a shirt. Cruz may not have realized a nearby business also had a camera, which recorded his actions.
Scott wound up in a coma and died 11 days after the beating.
According to Newsday, the jury had an option of convicting Cruz on a lesser charge of assault.
The New York Post reports Cruz will be sentenced May 25. He could receive 25 years in prison.
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