Brother of murdered Lubbock woman returns from Iraq for funeral - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/16/10

Brother of murdered Lubbock woman returns from Iraq for her funeral

Amanda Moreno Amanda Moreno

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Family and friends of a Lubbock woman are gathering for a candlelight vigil and funeral. Amanda Moreno, 27, was found dead inside her home near 15th Street and Avenue W Sunday afternoon. Anthony Lee Torres, 35, is charged with her murder.

Moreno's older brother, Isaac, was in Iraq at the time of her death. Wednesday morning he flew into Lubbock to be with his family. "I just kept thinking, what did I say, did I tell her I love her? Everything that I didn't get a chance to tell her. That's just what went through my head," Moreno said.

Moreno tells KCBD NewsChannel 11 that he was shocked to hear of his sister's death and that he had about 20 messages from friends and family. He encourages brothers and sisters to look out for each other so that tragedies like this one can be prevented. His family will help take care of the three children Amanda Moreno left behind.

We also asked Moreno what he thought about suspect Anthony Torres. "From the first impression of him, he was no good, and I told her that. She's better than that," he said.

Isaac and the rest of the Moreno family prepare for a candlelight service Thursday evening in Amanda's honor at her home at 2306 15th Street in Lubbock at sundown. The family encourages friends to attend, and asks that guests wear white and bring white candles or balloons.

Amanda's funeral is Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church located at 102 North Avenue P.

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