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Zambrano-Montes' Mother Travels to Pasco From Mexico And Is Overcome With Emotion at Rosary Ceremony

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PASCO, WA. -- The mother of the shooting victim, Antonio Zambrano-Montes, arrived in Pasco late Sunday night. Monday night, she attended a rosary ceremony at the scene of the shooting. 

Antonio Zambrano-Montes' mother, Agapita Montes, arrived after traveling from Michoacan, Mexico. She flew into Seattle Sunday night and is now staying with family members in the area.

Agapita was extremely emotional when she saw the memorial to her son for the first time. At that time, she chose not to speak to the media. Monday morning, she returned to the scene once again and spoke to our news partners from Telemundo. 

"When I saw that he was being shot I jumped toward the TV screen, like trying to put my hands on him," Montes said through a translator. "And then he fell. And then he was handcuffed."

It took a lot of effort to get her here to Pasco. She's not a United States citizen so she was granted a temporary visa to be able to stay here while the investigation unfolds.

She also traveled with Antonio Zambrano-Montes' sister.

Organizers tell us that a rosary is a Catholic form of prayer. They say according to Mexican tradition, there will be one every night for the next 9 days in honor of Antonio Zambrano-Montes.

Another event scheduled for Tuesday. A mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Pasco starts at 7 o'clock on Tuesday. 


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