Joanna Gonzales wailed as she kneeled in the gravel before a row of candles. Her son’s face stared up from photos glued to a poster.
“I love you with all my heart,” she said between sobs. “You’re in no more pain, baby.”
Gonzales was one of dozens who gathered at a Southwest Albuquerque intersection Friday evening to mourn the loss of her son, 18-year-old Carlos “Los” Hernandez.