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.