Matt Nager Hearst Semi Final Entry

Melissa Martinez, front middle, mother of Krystal Dawn Martinez, in casket, cries with Carold Peoples, back left, Loria Peoples-Ferguson, back middle, and brothers of Krystal, Neil Peacock, 8, front right, and Jihad Bahloul,7, during a funeral for Krystal held in the chapel at the Heritage Christian Center, Wednesday, June 29, 2005 in Aurora Colo. Martinez was fatally shot at Aurora Mall two weeks ago after trying to break up a fight involving her boyfriend Kyle Boyd who was also shot. “Krystal was like a niece to us. She was loving and caring. She would give you the shirt off her back,” said Carold Peoples.

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