Apr 28, 2013 1:17 AM by Erika Flores

Families remember loved ones at homicide suvivors vigil

TUCSON-Friends and families whose loved ones were murdered gathered for a vigil to honor them Saturday night.

Families united to show their support and share their stories of heartache.

It is devastating event in anyone's life, and these families shared their experiences with one another on how to move forward after losing their loved one in a homicide.

Those gathered at the vigil know someone who had been a victim of violence.

"I love him and miss him and wish he was here," said Carolina Iracheta.

Iracheta's nephew was only 21 years old when he was murdered.

"Oh. It was horrible. Horrible," she said.

He was shot and killed in the parking lot of Pearl Nightclub.

"A beautiful guy...beautiful person...very well missed," said Iracheta.

Anthony Duron's family finds comfort with other families going through the same like the Hopsons.

"My mom's boyfriend was killed in a car accident with a drunk driver," said Abigayle Hopson.

Together they remember their loved ones during this homicide survival vigil, and although difficult, try to overcome the heartbreak they feel inside.

Speakers at the vigil talked about the importance of forgiveness in order to move forward and overcome some of the heartache something that many families News 4 Tucson talked to said they're working on.


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