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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Mother of Slain Santa Ana Teen, Continues Fight Against Townsend Gang Injunction

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

Rosie Iraheta arrived to Orange County Superior Court yesterday morning for the latest Townsend SanTana gang injunction hearing wearing a shirt with the image her late son Angel Arellano (no relation to our own Arellano). The 17-year-old was named in the injunction before police say he was gunned down just within its boundaries on Christmas Eve, a point Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas used to bolster the injunction's case in the press. He openly wondered that had the injunction and curfew been in effect for him, Arellano might still be alive today.

"I don't want my son's name to be used to push their agenda," Iraheta told the Weekly before the hearing. "I want my son to rest in peace. The gang injunction was imposed on him, not the person that killed him," she added. "I don't think it would have saved his life."

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

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