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Jun 12, 2013 6:05 PM

Mother hopes son's murder will be solved

TUCSON - June 12 is a difficult day for Yvonne Valdez. Last year her 23-year-old son Raymond Bracamonte was gunned down at a south side apartment complex.

"The pain will always be unbearable because when you lose a child, no matter what age, it hurts so bad," she said.

Police arrested one man but are looking for two others. Valdez says her faith is what carries is helping her heal, "I believe in prayer. I have faith God is going to eventually make sure that they'll do their time for what they've done to my son.

Carol Gaxiola from Homicide Survivors urges families like Yvonne's to stay strong even when losing hope, "what happens in the justice system doesn't change the impact that murder has had in your life."

Gaxiola's 14-year-old daughter was murdered 14 years ago and says though the killer was arrested the pain still exists, "someone who can murder this easily, take a human life for whatever reason is a threat to society.

Valdez says she will never lose hope that justice will prevail, "I think eventually they'll get caught. It's just a matter of time. Cause I won't give up until they do get caught."

Tucson Police say Alejandro Talamantes-Osorio was arrested at the the U.S. Mexico border in March, but Arnulfo Mendoza, another suspect is still on the loose. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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