BIG SPRING, Texas (Nexstar) – Dozens of balloons were released Thursday, just steps away from where Antonio Iglesias had his last breath.
“I don’t understand how you just kill someone, for no reason,” said Santiago Enriquez, Antonio’s younger brother. “Someone who had heart, someone who had intelligence.”
The emotional reunion brought family and friends together to remember the 25-year-old’s life, and the legacy he leaves behind.
Police say Antonio was stabbed after an apparent fight in the parking lot of a Shell gas station Tuesday night.
“The last time I talked to him on the phone, he let me know, ‘Sis, I’m happy. I’m making friends, I got friends. I’m doing things now,” said Miranda Iglesias, Antonio’s younger sister.
It was one of Miranda’s last conversations with her big brother.
“I’m just sorry… I’m just sorry for not being there,” Miranda said.
A 19-year old was arrested Wednesday for Antonio’s murder. Big Spring Police say they are looking for other suspects. Miranda says she fears the suspects may have taken advantage of Antonio’s compassion.
“My brother was just so loving. That maybe, he showed that too much, and to the wrong people,” Miranda said. “And these wrong people, they took advantage of him the wrong ways. They showed no remorse.”
Family and friends at Thursday’s memorial are calling for justice. The death is shocking because they say, all Antonio ever wanted to do was care for others. His family says Antonio didn’t just want to be a good person – he was a great person.
“He deserves justice, he deserves freedom, he deserves to be with his kids in the future, he deserves to live a life… He deserves to be married, he deserves to have a family, he deserves to be loved,” Miranda said.