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Avi Liam Franco

Age 5

Henderson, Nevada

He loved to learn and explore

He had long eyelashes that got everyone’s attention. He was shy, but fun-loving.

He had a cute giggle, and he loved going on camping and hunting trips. He was constantly engaging with the world around him, and he was always eager to learn. His life had just begun, and he had so much more to experience.

Avi Liam Franco, 5, died from gunshot wounds on Sept. 20, 2018 after he was murdered in his home in Henderson, Nevada, by his father.

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