Community Comes Together in Car Wash Fundraiser
The San Bernardino community recently came together for the family of 3-year-old Nylah Franco-Torrez who was shot and killed outside of her San Bernardino home.
Young Visionaries held a car wash to raise funds for her funeral arrangements and President/CEO Terrance Stone stated in an interview that, “the whole community is heartbroken. It’s like she was our baby, so the whole community is heartbroken.”
Ray’s Downtown Deli along with Young Visionaries will be hosting a benefit concert and fundraiser on Sunday, September 25th beginning at 1:00 p.m. for Franco-Torrez, as wel l as her mother and sister, Ladonna and Justine Howie who were also victims in the shooting.
San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos filed one count of PC187, murder, and seven counts of PC664/187, attempted murder, coupled with applicable special allegations of use of a firearm, of use of a firearm causing great bodily injury, and personal infliction of great bodily injury against Brandon Barnes, 19, of San Bernardino.
All counts are in reference to a shooting in San Bernardino on September 12, 2011, that left a 3- year old girl dead and a pregnant woman and her young daughter seriously wounded.
If convicted, Barnes faces 305 years to life in prison.
District Attorney Ramos stated, “As the District Attorney, let me be clear about one thing. The killing of babies in our community will not be tolerated. The defendant in this matter will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Ray’s Downtown Deli is located at 168 South “E” Street, San Bernardino. For more information on the benefit concert and fundraiser, contact (909) 885- 7776.
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