Sandra Cantu's family speaks out

April 12, 2009 6:47:45 PM PDT
Sandra Cantu's relatives say it's tough to hear the suspect's family speak out on behalf of Melissa Huckaby.

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Sandra Cantu's mother and grandparents live at the mobile home park, and her aunt and uncle are staying there.

They're still in shock about the arrest, knowing that the suspect's family is out also giving press conferences, and that is tough for them.

"Of course everybody believes their son or daughter is innocent of stuff in life you know if she did it she did it let the police dept determine if she did it," said Sandra Cantu's uncle Joe Chavez.

Chavez and his wife Angie spoke to reporters shortly after the Lawless family spoke. They live in Stockton, but they are helping Sandra's mother grieve.

They are staying in Sandra's home, which is just five doors down from the home of the accused killer.

"I want to go over there and beat the crap out of those people but I'm not going to do that, I'm going to hold back and let the law do its job," said Chavez.

Sandra's relatives want to clear out that even though Sandra played with the suspected killer's daughter, the mothers are not friends. They say they are all just as curious about the motives, and they won't probably hear that until the trial.

The Lawless family said today that they are praying for Sandra and Sandra's family.

Sandra's aunt said prayers are always nice, but it's hard to accept it from them.

Public Grieving Place:
Fry Memorial Chapel
550 South Central Avenue
Tracy, CA
Hours: 10-4 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Public Service for Sandra Cantu:
Thursday, April 16, 2009
1 p.m. - People are asked to arrive early since there will be limited parking
Merrill F. West High School
1775 West Lowell Avenue
Tracy, CA

The reward for information leading to an arrest in Sandra's case has risen to over $30,000.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Tracy Police at: 1-209-831-6TIP

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