Laquisha Jones, 30, of Los Angeles was charged with felony elder abuse in December.
Witnesses said Jones pummeled Rodolfo Rodriguez with a brick. He suffered a shattered jaw and broken ribs.
Jones had a prior conviction for making criminal threats and had been on probation when she attacked Rodriguez.
Prosecutors said there was evidence in the case that showed it was a hate crime because Jones said "Go back to your country."
Jones had taken a plea deal last year during her trial.
Rodriguez spent a long time recovering from the attack. Today his bones are healed and he's back taking outdoor walks.
"He doesn't have nothing against her," said a friend acting as a translator for Rodriguez. "God will make his judgment against her."