"Spread the news," Genevieve Huizar told the crowd. "Tell your family and your friends about a candlelight vigil tonight at Anna Drive."
The time for the event was set for around 6:30 p.m. at the site where her son was shot to death exactly eight months ago today.
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Lupe Diaz, Manuel's older sister, was also at the protest. She found out about the OCDA findings yesterday--not from the DA's office, though. "I was actually on Facebook and I'd seen somebody post it and turned on the news," Diaz says. "I was disappointed but I was not surprised.
"There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about my brother. I even dream of him," Diaz says. "I love him a lot and I do miss him everyday."
Similar sentiments are sure to draw others to the memorial site this evening for the candlelight vigil on Anna Drive.