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Zambrano's Mother Reveals More About Her Son's Past

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PASCO, WA. -- For the first time, NBC Right Now sat down with the mother of the man shot by Pasco Police, Antonio Zambrano-Montes. Agapita Montes told us about the man whose death has sparked a national controversy.


We finally learned some details about Antonio Zambrano's background. His mother Agapita Montes spoke to reporters in Spanish about what this whole experience has been like. 


Agapita Montes sat down with reporters late Wednesday night after a funeral service for her son Antonio Zambrano. She spoke about seeing the infamous video. 


"The only thing I ask for is justice," Montes said through an interpreter. "Justice because I don't feel comfortable with what I've seen. Because it's very painful to lose a loved one."


We learned more from Agapita about that loved one. Antonio grew up in a very small village in the Mexican municipality of Michoacan. The village is very poor and consists of only 15 homes, all of which house Zambrano family members.


Agapita tells us that Antonio was a bit of a prankster when he was young. 


"He would joke around and his brothers would say take him to the village with you because here he would mess around and would laugh because he would do that on purpose," Montes said through the translator. 


Montes has not seen Antonio since he came to the United States for work in 2005. She is currently here on a Humanitarian Visa and says she has been treated very well. 


"The truth is I feel very bad about everything that's happening," Montes said through the translator.     


Montes has spent an emotional  week and a half in Washington. In the next couple days she hopes to bring the body of her son back to Mexico for a Christian burial. 


"It's hard, all of this is hard," Montes said through a translator. 


Montes also told us that Zambrano's father is still back in Mexico in the village. He had the flu and could not make it out to Washington but the entire village is awaiting the arrival of Zambrano's body. 

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