Family of 17-year-old murder victim vows to be in court "every step of the way"

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by KHOU.com Staff

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Posted on August 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM

HOUSTON—Family and friends have dedicated themselves to legal justice for a 17-year-old murder victim.

Javier Torres was shot to death Saturday morning in the 20400 block of Eagle Nest Falls.

Three men were arrested in connection to his death, including a father and son. They were supposed to be in court Monday, but only family members and friends of the deceased showed up.

They say they don’t plan to miss a court date.

"We’re going to be here every step of the way. No matter if it’s five minutes in court or five hours," said Mandi Guerrero, a family friend. "Javi was a silly kid. He’s full of joy. He was always making us laugh and cracking us up. He had a really serious side."

On Monday, it was unclear what led up to the shooting.

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