An Ecuadorian immigrant serving prison time for the dragging death of a Milford, Massachusetts, man has appealed his sentence.
Nicolas Guaman was sentenced to 12-to-14 years in death of Matthew Denice in 2014.
Police say Denice was on his motorcycle when Guaman hit him and dragged him for a quarter-mile in 2011.
"I'm fighting for my son. I'm fighting for everybody else's family," she said outside of court.
Guaman was living in the country illegally and the incident sparked a debate about immigration enforcement in Massachusetts.
The Metrowest Daily News reports that Guaman is appealing his sentence for mental reasons and that he didn't understand the events after the crash.
The hearing lasted for about 30 minutes and Guaman's attorney expects a response in about 60 days.