A North Carolina mother was murdered in front of her five kids as she tried to protect them by two masked men who broke into her home.
“The last words she said to me were ‘I love you,’” Leonardo Sosa, the 12-year-old son of Lucero Sosa Capote, told WBTV in Charlotte.
He said that after the two men broke in to their Monroe home, his mom tried to fight them off. Police confirmed that she was fatally shot during the apparent robbery attempt.
“It was wrong, for someone to do that, to my own mother,” Sosa told the outlet with tears in his eyes. “I always told her, I’d say that me and my dad would always protect her.”
Capote had five children, all under the age of 13. Two of the children, including 4-year-old who was hit in the head, were injured in the break-in, Fox 46 in Charlotte reports.
The men reportedly demanded money.
Capote’s husband, Rafael Vargas, told Fox 46 he was at work during the violent incident and said his wife “gave her life" for their kids.
Police are still searching for the suspects. One has been described as a black male and the other a white male, both wearing gray jogging pants. The black male was wearing a black hoodie and the white male was reportedly wearing green hoodie. Both were wearing some sort of mask.
“No one ever complained about her, she was always so nice, so sweet to everyone,” Jason Sosa, another son of the victim said. “She was always so happy.”
Anybody with information is urged to call the Monroe Police Department at 704-282-4700 or the Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600. The information can remain anonymous and you could be eligible for a cash reward.
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