Local mother searches for son's killer on one-year anniversary of his death

Jaime Bravo Jr. stabbed to death last May

SAN DIEGO - A mother is searching for her son's killer on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Jaime Bravo Jr. was stabbed to death near 49th Street at University Avenue on May 18, 2012.

A year later, the tears have not gone away for his mother, Bevelynn Bravo. She says the day her son died, she died too.

"My life stopped at that day… the day my son was killed," she told 10News. "My son didn't die alone because they killed me and my whole family."

When he died, Jaime was days away from being a first-time dad. His family threw him a baby shower just weeks before his death.

"He was my firstborn," said Bevelynn. "He was loving. He was funny, and he had a family who loved him so much."

Ten days after his death, his daughter Jaime Lynn was born. She is now almost 1. He never had the chance to meet her.

Police are investigating his death as gang-related, but Bevelynn – who works at the Jacobs Center and dedicates her life to community outreach – says her son was not a gang member.

She hopes the people who did this know the heartache they caused.

"I pray that somebody will speak up because the same way the group of individuals decided to end my son's life is the same way they'll plan to end somebody else's life, and it might be your son," she said.

Her focus now is her granddaughter, who was left to grow up without a father.

"Should I tell her the world's evil? That somebody took her dad's life for no reason?" she asked. "I'm just going to try to raise her with all the love I had for my son."

Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. You can remain anonymous.

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