On January 19, 2020, the three boys were murdered by a man who intentionally rammed his weapon, his car into them over a ding-dong ditch prank.

On April 28, 2023 we have some justice for our sons and the survivors. The verdict is in. Guilty on all counts.

(Press Enterprise) (Daily Wire) (AP News) (USA Today)

We thank our community and church family for their prayers and support throughout this ordeal. We are grateful for Riverside County’s DA office and the California Highway Patrol officers working tirelessly to piece the evidence together and reconstruct a complete picture of what happened the horrible night.

Our sons: Drake Ruiz + Daniel Hawkins + Jacob Ivascu

“Go forth today, by the help of God’s Spirit, vowing and declaring that in life—-come poverty, come wealth, in death—come pain or come what may, you are and ever must be the Lord’s. For this is written on your heart, ‘We love Him because He first loved us.’” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

1 year after… we mourn and await justice

As parents, “We have to forgive…”

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A Celebration of Life

“The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:28b-31 NIV


Full Memorial Service held for Daniel, Drake and Jacob

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’ He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ Then he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true’” – Revelation 21: 1-5


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