Sunday, November 18, 2007
The family of an 11-year-old who was murdered 16 years ago held a memorial for their son Saturday.
The memorial for Junny Rios-Martinez was meant to focus attention on the victim, instead of on the killer who was supposed to be executed for the murder earlier this week.
An officer who investigated Martinez's murder spoke along with Martinez's friends and family.
"We have found peace and we have found joy and we want to share that with the community who suffered with us through all of this," said Vicki Rios-Martinez, Junny's mother.
Mark Schwab, the man who killed Junny, was set to die by lethal injection on Thursday. Schwab's execution was postponed by the Supreme Court until sometime next year.