As a result of the severe head injuries Sophie sustained in the attack, she went into a coma from which she never regained consciousness. The police said the attack may have been linked to the couple wearing gothic fashion and being members of the goth subculture.
Five teenage boys were later arrested and charged with murder.
Sophie Lancaster (born 26 November 1986) was a former pupil at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School, Haslingden High School and a gap year student planning to attend Accrington and Rossendale College to do an English degree.
She had been dating Maltby, a 21-year-old art student at Manchester, for three years, and they both had a long-standing attachment to the goth subculture.
The parents then went in search of Mr Ncube at a Swansea restaurant where they began shouting for the waiter who was "in hiding".
The other three were convicted and jailed for grievous bodily harm.It is all your fault." Mum Frances Champion then began hitting her daughter - causing swelling on her face and lumps on her head.The court heard Champion said her daughter had "brought shame on her family".When she told him she was, he punched her in the face."Miss Champion said she felt huge pain to her left eye, but her father then grabbed her by her throat, and continued hitting her." Swansea Crown Court heard her mother then yelled abuse at her pretty teenage daughter saying: "You deserve it.