Press Conference in Lozano Center re Avalos sentencing

2013 02 22 Donna Lozano in press conference on day of the sentencing to death of Emilio Manuel Avalos for the killing of her son Henry Lozano All rights reserved. Please do not repost or publish without express prior permission. Thank you.

Story and report By Bruce Montgomery- A press conference was held in the Henry Lozano Center in Desert Hot Springs at 3:00 p.m on Friday, February 22, 2013 – the day Marine Corporal Henry Vellore Lozano’s killer was sentenced to death.

He had recently been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the Dec. 21, 1994, death of 17-year-old Jahi Collins and the attempted murder of Bobby Wilson shooting at Wardman Park in Desert Hot Springs in 1994.

After an official press release by Desert Hot Springs Police Commander Ken Peary the mothers of both Jahi and Henry spoke to friends, family and city leaders gathered for the press conference. Closing remarks were given by City Manager Rick Daniels.

More photos of the event by Bruce Montgomery