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Lodi mom: ‘It’s a struggle to accept what happened’

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Maria Ramirez of Lodi holds a photograph of her son Eric Lopez on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Eric was shot and killed in 2012. Eric, who was not affiliated with a gang, was killed by Abelardo Heras, a documented Norteño gang member, while walking to school.

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Maria Ramirez wavered for weeks. At times, she wanted to say nothing. Other times, she wanted to say a lot.

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Dan Evans/News-Sentinel

Maria Ramirez of Lodi holds a photograph of her son Eric Lopez on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Eric was shot and killed in 2012. Eric, who was not affiliated with a gang, was killed by Abelardo Heras, a documented Norteño gang member, while walking to school.

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