Three months after losing their teenage boys in a birthday prank gone horribly wrong, the boys’ mourning families say they have forgiven the man charged with their children’s murder and want to celebrate their lives.
Southern California’s Jacob Ivascu, Daniel Hawkins and Drake Ruiz, all 16, were close friends since elementary school, according to PEOPLE.
“He would say, ‘Mom, you have to forgive him. You have to. Because unforgiveness does not bring any closure,” she said.