(WICHITA, Kan.) — “He's just a super good kid and I think he'd just simply give the shirt off of his back and he wouldn't hurt a flea,” said Corinne Radke about the stabbing death of Francisco J ‘Tito’ Perez over the weekend. His friends are struggling to understand why he had to die.
Perez was stabbed and killed Saturday. This is the second time tragedy has hit this family. His mother, was also a murder victim.
Francisco J ‘Tito’ Perez, Tito to friends and family, died Saturday night. A fight with two homeless men along the riverwalk behind his apartment complex led to Perez being stabbed several times. Police still aren't sure what led to that fight.
Those who knew Perez remain in shock days later.
“I met Tito when we was going through the trial,” said Radkey. “When his mother was murdered.”
Corinne Radke is a victim's advocate, founder of the group Parents of Murdered Children. She helped the Perez family get through the trial and sentencing of the man who killed both Perez' mother and another person when he drove his truck through a crowded parking lot back in 2008.