Memorial Held for Cathedral Student Killed in Juarez
POSTED: Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 2:31pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 11:23pm
EL PASO-- Prayers could only offer some comfort for Cathedral High School students.
Many are still trying to come to terms with losing their friend and fellow classmate Carlos Gonzalez Bermudez.
Eric Valdez almost couldn't comprehend the news that Carlos, had been murdered.
The 16-year-old was shot and killed Saturday at a car lot in Juarez. Police say he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. 15-year-old Juan Carlos Echeverri, a former Cathedral student and Bermudez's friend, was also killed.
Many of the students who attended the funeral still live part of their lives in Juarez, like Bermudez did.
Brother Alphonse LeBlanc has seen first hand how the violence has affected these boys. Students have turned to each other and their faith for support.
Valdez said for him each bead he prayed on his rosary had a special meaning.
Carlos' friends say he was a jokester who always made people laugh. For them it's important to remember the way he lived, not the way he died.