Family Grieves as Big Spring Teenager Shot in the Head Passes Away 9/22/13
September 22, 2013
"No body deserves what happened to her. Nobody deserves that, she didnít deserve it," said Vanessa Valencia, Abigailís sister.
For Vanessa Valencia and the rest of her family, it was hard to even speak about the tragedy; and even harder to come to terms with Abigailís death.
"It's hard to really get the gist that she's not here. But, I know that we have to be strong for the younger ones," Valencia said.
She was just 17 when her boyfriend allegedly shot her in the head on Thursday. Two days later, she would die from those wounds.
"I pray that god forgives them, has mercy on their soul because at the end of the day, he's the one that's going to pass judgment on them," said Valencia.
Today, her family gathered in the kitchen to look over old photos of Abigail, remembering the good times. Abigail, they say, had a bright future ahead her.
"She was doing really good. You know, she was doing good for herself, we were all really proud of her," she said.
Abigail Valencia leaves behind a two year old daughter Sophia, who will be taken care of by a sister. Now the family says they need help paying for the funeral.
"I know that we're all strong and we'll come up with the money, but anything that anyone is willing to help out with is greatly appreciated," Vanessa Valencia said.
If thereís any good to come out of this, the Valencias say it brought the family closer. They wont let Abigailís memory fade Sophia, who witnessed the horrific shooting.
Donations are being accepted at all Kwik Cash and Kwikies in Big Spring and Meyers and Smith Funeral Home in Big Spring.