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Hundreds gather to mourn, remember slain Murrieta teen


Last updated 12/7/2017 at Noon

The Way Family Church Pastor Matthew Pollock, speaks while a collage of pictures of Kevin Rodriguez is displayed during a vigil in memory of Rodriguez who was fatally stabbed Nov. 29, in the Temecula Wal-Mart parking lot. Shane Gibson photo

Tears were shed, hugs were exchanged and candles were lit Sunday, Dec. 3, as hundreds of people gathered at a Murrieta area church to remember the life of a 19-year-old resident who was killed in a stabbing outside a Temecula Wal-Mart several days earlier.

The gathering was held at The Way Family Church on Sky Canyon Drive, where Kevin Rodriguez had been an active member in the church’s youth group for the past 10 months.

Fellow churchgoers and friends remembered Rodriguez as being deeply passionate about his faith and a lover of adventure, known for flipping off objects and cliff divin...

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