DARRYL BUSH/dbush@modbee.com
Family members of stabbing a victim, Sarah Hernandez, right, and Michelle Casares, back left, try to speak to the press but can't hold back emotions, at Modesto police station. Family members of stabbing victim, Ernie Hernandez, met inside Modesto police station, to talk to the media, in Modesto, Calif., Sunday, August 15, 2010.
DARRYL BUSH/dbush@modbee.com Family members of stabbing a victim, Sarah Hernandez, right, and Michelle Casares, back left, try to speak to the press but can't hold back emotions, at Modesto police station. Family members of stabbing victim, Ernie Hernandez, met inside Modesto police station, to talk to the media, in Modesto, Calif., Sunday, August 15, 2010. Modesto Bee
DARRYL BUSH/dbush@modbee.com Family members of stabbing a victim, Sarah Hernandez, right, and Michelle Casares, back left, try to speak to the press but can't hold back emotions, at Modesto police station. Family members of stabbing victim, Ernie Hernandez, met inside Modesto police station, to talk to the media, in Modesto, Calif., Sunday, August 15, 2010. Modesto Bee

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