Family, Friends, Residents Remember Terry Smith in Memorial
Family members and other residents of Menifee release balloons at the end of today's memorial ...
|Family members and other residents of Menifee release balloons at the end of today's memorial service marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Terry Smith Jr.|
The boy's body was found July 10, 2013, buried in the back yard of the family home just behind Menifee Market after a three-day search. His half brother, Skylor Atilano, was arrested on a murder charge and remains in custody at the Southwest Detention Center in French Valley.
Today, however, the focus was on the memory of a boy known as JuJu, who was remembered for the joy he spread to others.
"He saw the good in everyone," his mother, Shawa Smith, told a crowd of about 40 people during the brief ceremony. "His eyes were always full of wonder and he had an imagination that never stopped.