A heartbroken New York City couple accepted their late teen son's cap and gown from the school he was supposed to graduate from almost a year after he was murdered by his ex-girlfriend's older brother.
Winston Ortiz Jr, 18, was stabbed to death and set alight by his 14-year-old girlfriend's older brother in the stairwell of a building in August 2020.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Joan Tamarez, her husband Winston Ortiz Sr., and their two youngest boys took part in the ceremony held by Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School on June 22, PIX11 reported.
The family also received a memorial plaque in honor of Winston Ortiz Jr., who dreams of being an engineer were cut short.
Winston Ortiz Jr. was honored at what would have been his high school graduation June 22. He was only 18 years old when he was stabbed three times and set on fire on August 12, 2020 in a Bronx building by Adones Betances, the 22-year-old brother of a 14-year-old he had met at his family church. The girl had informed Ortiz Jr., who was just 17 at the time they met, that she was no longer interested in him. Ortiz Jr. was set to graduate from Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School in The Bronx this summer and had dreams of being an engineer. The school honored him by presenting his parents