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Community honors life of 4-year-old, raises money for funeral

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His grandmother , 60-year-old, Doris Trujillo was watching him at the time and says he fell. Police arrested her on charges of first degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.

On Saturday, friends and family came together in Commerce City to raise money for Gabriel Trujillo's funeral.

"I'm hoping today we can just help them out financially and take that burden off of them just to make things a little easier," says Brenda Nevarez, a family friend.

A cardboard sign on a door with pictures of Gabriel and the words 'We miss you' says it all.

Family tell 9News he was very close to his two sisters, the youngest one still doesn't know her brother has passed away.

Gabriel was described as a jokester, always full of life, a happy kid who could brighten anyone's day.

"I'm going to miss his smile waking us up in the morning just wanting some breakfast. He was just always being a kid. I am going to miss him running around. I miss him. It just really hasn't settled in yet but it will in due time," says Monica Rios, Gabriel's Aunt.

A fund has also been set up at Wells Fargo.

If you would like to donate, just call any branch and ask for the "Gabriel Trujillo Fund."

Documents in this case have been sealed by a court order.

Doris Trujillo ,the grandmother, is expected to be in court for a hearing on Tuesday, February 28.

 

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