Friends, Family Remember Ryan Modica During Candlelight Vigil
Diamond Bar Patch - almost 5 years
As the sun set over Diamond Bar Friday evening, a small group gathered on North Del Sol Lane, coming together to remember a friend and brother.
It was in that spot one year ago that Ryan Modica was shot and killed in the driveway of the house he had recently moved out of. His former roommate, Kyle Jacobs, stands accused of the murder, and his trial is scheduled to start June 6.
For those who came out to the vigil, the past year went by like a blur.
“I feel like it’s only been a few months,” said Modica’s brother-in-law, Adrian Martinez. “I miss him.”
Modica’s sister, Kari Martinez, wasn’t sure if she wanted to hold the vigil, as she didn’t want a possible negative reaction from neighbors, but was also “afraid that if I didn’t do it, I would regret it.”
The memorial to Modica was small; there were flowers, candles, signs, and a red balloon that said “I Love You.” Those in attendance wore buttons featuring a photo of Modica smiling. As the vigil went on, several neighbors
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