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Mom of slain student testifies her “life is over”

November 27, 2019

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — The mother of a student killed in a shooting at a suburban Denver school says her “life is over” following the death of her son.

Maria Castillo testified Wednesday on the final day of a court hearing on whether one of the students charged in the attack will be tried as an adult or a juvenile.

KCNC-TV reported that she said 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo was the best son she could have asked for. She said he was her life and now she doesn’t have a life.

She sobbed as she recalled hugging her son and telling him she loved like she always did on the morning of May 7 just before the shooting.

Almost everyone cried during her testimony, including 16-year-old defendant Alec McKinney.

A decision is expected next week.

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Information from: KCNC-TV, http://www.cbsdenver.com