Mothers form support group after each of their sons were killed

Davida Erdahl

In a span of seven months, three mothers received the same devastating news.

Their teenage boys — who were 17 and 18 years old — were each shot to death.

The three fatal shootings happened between May 2020 and November 2020.

Though each mother has dealt with grief in their own way, they have come together to support each other through their day-to-day roller coaster of emotions.

Jessica Castaneda poses for a photo with a portrait of her son Osvaldo “Chevy” Renteria Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the Noël Heritage Plaza. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American)

“I don’t want to let my son’s death be in vain, so I would love to try to do something and that’s why I’ve helped these other mothers who are in the exact place that I was,” said Jessica Castaneda, who lost her son Osvaldo “Chevy” Renteria on May 17, 2020.

Castenada was the first of

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