Alawsi was loading the trunk of his car on March 16, 2014, when Caylor pulled up behind him and shot him.
Caylor was escorted out of the courtroom mid-outburst before he could even hear his fate -- life in prison without parole. He claimed he didn't get a fair trial and he wanted to represent himself.
The Council for American Islamic Relations held a news conference Friday, representing Alawsi's siblings who are currently in France. They were also joined by Alawsi's former colleagues and the foreperson of the jury that convicted Caylor.
"It was a hate crime and we just cannot let that stand," jury foreperson Kim Poppin said.
Caylor was never charged with a hate crime, though prosecutor Donnell Slivka told FOX40 she believes Caylor targeted Alawsi because he was from the Middle East -- there just wasn't enough evidence to prove it.