25 years later, loved ones host memorial to man killed during Fiesta 1997

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It was a sight of poignancy and reconciliation.

Debbie Romero stood at the front of the crowd gathered at the Plaza bandstand as the 2022 Fiesta de Santa Fe celebrations opened Friday.

It was the first time in 25 years Romero had attended a Fiesta event.

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Family and friends of Carlos Romero gather Friday on the Santa Fe Plaza to decorate a tree in remembrance of the 19-year-old who was shot to death in 1997. Romero’s mother, Debbie Romero says it’s still too sad for her to attend Fiesta even now, 25 years after her son’s death.









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Family and friends of Carlos Romero decorate a tree in remembrance of the young man who was shot to death following the burning of Zozobra in 1997. 





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