A sign at a convenience store in Rio Rancho is asking for donations to help bury a man who authorities say was shot while trying to break into a woman's house.
The printed flier hangs from the inside the window of a Giant convenience store on Southern Blvd. and Western Hills in Rio Rancho. It doesn't mention how 19-year-old Frank Castillo died; it simply asks for donations to help bury him. The sign points out he's the son of the manager at the gas station.
Deputies believe Castillo and another man tried to break into a home two Fridays ago near Paradise and Golf Course streets in northwest Albuquerque, when the woman who lived in the home shot Castillo. He died a few days later.
I was pleased to see that none of the three members of the public bashed her.
She took it down on her own, but that's fine. She can put it back up if she wants to too. Hopefully the extra coverage will bring in enough donations to bury her son.
Mon 22 Feb, 2010 05:42 pm
a burial these days can run over 2,000.
I can not put a price on a mothers grief.
Who knows. That could have been my brother. Before he was actually physically caught, he was doing things like that. His schizophrenia was so bad he was cutting pieces of his skin off to get "the bugs". He was not himself. AT ALL.
He is now.
I would hope that if my family were faced with something like that while he was that far gone from reality, people would not throw it in MY face as if I was the one doing the crime and just help if they can.