A Grieving Man’s Cry for Support Draws People From All Over to Mourn El Paso Massacre Victim

EL PASO - For 22 years they were together. She was all he had. Then she became one of the 22 slain in the race-driven massacre at Walmart, the worst in the city's history.On Friday, Antonio Basco, 61, prepared to put his wife to rest, attending the visitation for 63-year-old Margie Reckard. Fearful he'd be alone, he'd invited the entire city join him. His story took off like wildfire, inspiring people from all over to come share his sorrow.In the evening, surrounded by roughly 500 flower arrangements contributed by people from all over the world, a seemingly endless stream of mourners passed through to grieve with him and the two cities rattled by the August 3 massacre -- El Paso on this side of the border and Ciudad Juarez on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.For Olivia Jimenez, 59, coming to this wake was important "to put closure on a sad, sad two weeks. We grieve with Mr. Basco, for his wife and city.  Continue reading...

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