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 Araceli “Ara” Tena

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Araceli “Ara” Tena

Birth
New Mexico, USA
Death
20 Nov 1999 (aged 13)
Deming, Luna County, New Mexico, USA
Burial
Deming, Luna County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID
94226944 View Source

On November 19, 1999, Victor Cordova Jr.,12, fired into the lobby of Deming Middle School hitting Araceli Tena, aged 13, in the back of the head. She died the following day.died. Cordova since has been charged with the shooting. He had said to fellow students on the day before the shooting that he would "make history blasting this school." Apparently, Cordova had been extremely depressed and angry in recent months, after the death of his mother in Febuary of that year.

On November 19, 1999, Victor Cordova Jr.,12, fired into the lobby of Deming Middle School hitting Araceli Tena, aged 13, in the back of the head. She died the following day.died. Cordova since has been charged with the shooting. He had said to fellow students on the day before the shooting that he would "make history blasting this school." Apparently, Cordova had been extremely depressed and angry in recent months, after the death of his mother in Febuary of that year.

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  • Created by: WindWalker
  • Added: 26 Jul 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 94226944
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94226944/araceli-tena: accessed ), memorial page for Araceli “Ara” Tena (22 Aug 1986–20 Nov 1999), Find a Grave Memorial ID 94226944, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Deming, Luna County, New Mexico, USA; Maintained by WindWalker (contributor 47234339).