Wednesday, July 9, 2008
A tearful farewell to Maria
An emotional farewell was held Wednesday for the young girl who was gunned down on the sidewalk outside her house, apparently by gang members, earlier this week.
As the casket holding the body of a 7-year-old Maria Del Carmen Menchaca was lowered into the ground, the girl's mother broke down, crying in near hysterics, and collapsed. Several people came to her aid to help her to her feet again.
"My daughter," Carmen Santos cried in Spanish. "I don't want to leave her alone. She's going to be scared. I don't want to leave her here."
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