Services in Mexico for former ND family killed in attack
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Services were held in Mexico for a former North Dakota woman and her four children and for four other American women and children killed by drug cartel gunmen.
The memorials and burials Thursday took place as Mexican soldiers stood guard, a reminder of the danger locals face living amid a drug cartel turf war. Six children and three women in all were killed in the attack on the convoy of three SUVs Monday.
In a grassy backyard before hundreds of attendees in La Mora, former North Dakotan Rhonita Miller was eulogized as an “innocent spirit” with a “beautiful heart.” Miller’s 7-month-old twins Titus and Tiana were remembered as “two perfect angels in the first precious moments of their lives.” Son Howard Jr. loved basketball and daughter Kristal was “the apple of her daddy’s eye.”