Los Angeles Times 2013/05/16: Friends, family mourn Kern beating victim at Bakersfield service

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    L.A. Times (5/16/2013): Friends, family mourn Kern beating victim at Bakersfield service

    In many ways it was a quiet, private mourning, much like any other at Greenlawn Cemetery.​
    In front of the chapel, David Sal Silva's brother gently joked with visitors and welcomed them. His father, Sal Silva, stood stock still, dark sunglasses shielding his eyes.​

    Earlier in the day, he had written to David on a Web-based obituary guest book:​

    "My beloved son I remember looking at your beautiful face when you were born the joy I felt was indescribable. I wondered what you would be when you grew up, had so many dreams, hopes and love. Could of never imagined I would be planning on saying goodbye to you my son. I will love you till the day I die and hope to see you again my son."​

    But this was not only a typical family service. News vans lined the driveway. Family members said it was a brief respite from the maelstrom that would soon start up again.​

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