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Parents: Jessica Hernandez had a warm-heart, plans for the future

Their eyes are red-rimmed and weary.

And the tears are quick to surface for Jose Hernandez and Laura Sonia Rosales as they talk about their 17-year-old daughter, Jessica Hernandez, who was killed a month ago by two Denver police officers.

Still, stories of Jessica’s life come easy.

They flow one after the other, forming a narrative of a teenage girl with a big heart, who had stumbled a few times but was trying to find direction.

Their memories are of a young girl who stood up for the poor, the hungry, the nerds, the sick and an occasional stray animal.

“She had a lot of love to give,” Hernandez said.

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