Friends, Faculty Remember Students Killed in Juarez


POSTED: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 5:48pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 6:41am

EL PASO- The new year has not eased the violence across the border. Two of the latest victims are El Paso students, gunned down last weekend.

A somber mood was very apparent in the halls of Cathedral High School today, as students and faculty tried to comprehend the loss of two of their own.

Carlos Mario Gonzalez Bermudez and Juan Carlos Echeverri were both sophomores at the private catholic school.

They and a third boy, Cesar Yalin Miramontes Jimenez, had crossed into Juarez last Friday night for a party.

Shopping for a used car the next day, they were killed in a hail of gunfire outside of a dealership. Friends say they were just in the wrong place a the wrong time, as a teacher remembers Bermudez.

"Carlos was a sophomore in my chemistry class. The kids were really upset about losing him, he was well liked," said his chemistry teacher Patricia Vega.

Only Carlos and Juan Carlos went to Cathedral, as Cesar attended school in Juarez. Friends tell us the three were very close, and say their deaths have put the school into a state of shock.

A rosary service for the boys is set for Thursday morning.

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Hey if you cross, you get popped!!! Keep crossing people. People just do not learn.

These type of things happen to those who are involved. There is no such thing at wrong place at wrong time. Its simple dont go to Juarez and dont get involved and you will be fine. Im tired of hearing all these sob stories they get killed for a reason and those involved and the person that got killed know why simple as that.

I feel sad for the family and it hurts me a lot i wish them the best i do understand that things happen but if we already know how juarez is right now ... why go .. i know that alot of us have family members over there but still try your best not to go ... see if our people gets killed over there no one is doing anything about it but when something happens from the USA to them they right away they want money jajaja (si juarez) lets get smart people dont give them anything

why are people still crossing? Dont they realize its "enter at your own risk"?

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