UTEP Students Killed in Juarez Laid to Rest
POSTED: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 6:48pm
UPDATED: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 11:31pm
EL PASO, TX - The violence in Juarez is to blame for the death of a current and former UTEP student. Today, those men were laid to rest in Juarez, with family and friends saying their final goodbyes.
The bodies of Alejandro Ruiz and his friend Jorge Gonzalez Quintero were together for the last time. Friends, relatives and members of the Scouts Association showed up to a Juarez church this afternoon to say goodbye. We're told the two men were returning from a scout meeting in Chihuahua City when they were attacked and killed on Sunday.
"They were good persons, and very good friends and I feel really bad for these things that happened," Luis Torres said.
Friends say they think the shooters got confused and killed the wrong people in the attack.
Family members at the funeral didn't want to talk, but earlier we spoke with the brother of Ruiz who said his family is afraid to live in Juarez, but since their parents don't have paperwork for the U.S. they can't move here.