Family members of slain postal worker Joseph Ileto – his mother, Lilian Santos Ileto, left, sister Deena and brother Ismael – talk with reporters in front of the federal courthouse in Los Angeles on March 26, 2001, after the killer, Buford O. Furrow, was sentenced to two life sentences plus 110 years in prison for Ileto’s slaying and for wounding five people at a Jewish community center.
Family members of slain postal worker Joseph Ileto – his mother, Lilian Santos Ileto, left, sister Deena and brother Ismael – talk with reporters in front of the federal courthouse in Los Angeles on March 26, 2001, after the killer, Buford O. Furrow, was sentenced to two life sentences plus 110 years in prison for Ileto’s slaying and for wounding five people at a Jewish community center. NICK UT Associated Press file
Family members of slain postal worker Joseph Ileto – his mother, Lilian Santos Ileto, left, sister Deena and brother Ismael – talk with reporters in front of the federal courthouse in Los Angeles on March 26, 2001, after the killer, Buford O. Furrow, was sentenced to two life sentences plus 110 years in prison for Ileto’s slaying and for wounding five people at a Jewish community center. NICK UT Associated Press file
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