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Peace vigil walk held for slain Anaheim boy

Police, city officials and residents walked to a candlelight vigil Tuesday for 12-year-old Juan Martinez.

June 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
In the wake of a 12-year-old's death, police, firefighters and residents took part in a walk for peace on Tuesday in Anaheim.

Participants said they wanted to bring the community together and end street violence.

They were also honoring the memory of Juan Martinez, who was stabbed to death two weeks ago in an apparent tagging rivalry. Police arrested 18-year-old Bryan Ocampo, who is facing a charge of murder.

The peace walk started at Sycamore Junior High School, where Martinez attended. The walk was followed by a meeting and candlelight vigil.

More than 100 people took part in the event that was organized by city leaders. Organizers called it a show of unity.