Lucero's mom seeks visa extension

(AP) - The mother of an Ecuadorean immigrant killed in a hate crime attack on Long Island plans to seek anextension on her visa.

Rosario Lucero wants to remain in the U.S. for the May 26sentencing of Jeffrey Conroy. She has been scheduled to return toher native Gualaceo, Ecuador, on May 10.

Conroy was convicted this week of manslaughter as a hate crimein the killing of her son, Marcelo Lucero.

Prosecutors say he and six other teens went on a hunt forHispanics to beat up in November 2008 in Patchogue, which led tothe stabbing death of 37-year-old Marcelo Lucero.

Four others in the group have pleaded guilty to hatecrime-related charges; two are awaiting trial.

Conroy convicted of manslaughter as hate crimeTeen takes stand in Patchogue stabbing trial Cop testifies Conroy admitted killing Lucero Immigrant murder trial gets under way

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