"I hate Indian people," said Jason Wallace, the attacker.
A lawsuit alleged that Latchman Ramnarine, who was being treated for depression at a group residence, was blinded by a racist who gouged out his eyes.
Wallace used his bare hands to rip out Ramnarine's eyes.
"Wallace became unstable and aggressive," said Ramnarine's lawyer, Michael Grossman.
"He repeatedly threatened my client with words like 'I am going to kill you' and 'I'll break your bones because I hate Indian people'," added Grossman.