Vigil held for slain teenager; mother breaks silence
A vigil was held at Arbor View High School Wednesday night, where Alyssa Otremba would have been starting her sophomore year. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) --- Metro Police Homicide Detectives arrested 19 year-old Javier Righetti on Monday evening as the suspect responsible for the murder of Alyssa Otremba. Video by ktnv.comvideo
19-year-old Javier Righetti has been charged with murder after confessing to killing Alyssa Otremba on Friday night. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Police are investigating after a body was found badly burned in an empty lot in the northwest part of Las Vegas late Saturday night. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Javier Righetti, accused of killing 15-year-old Alyssa Otremba on Friday, is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Thursday. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A vigil was held at Arbor View High School Wednesday night, where Alyssa Otremba would have been starting her sophomore year.
The teenager's brutal rape and murder last Friday has shaken this school to the core.
"I know the staff here at Arbor View High School considers each and every one of you like our children and when you hurt, we hurt," assistant principal Denise Tomchek told the crowd.
Amidst the candlelight and tears, Alyssa's mother spoke publicly for the first time.
"We just really really would like to thank everyone for coming out and supporting us during this very difficult time," said Jennifer Otremba. "We appreciate all the thoughts and the prayers."
Alyssa's best friend says the tears on display Wednesday night are exactly what she was not.
"She had a way of making anybody smile," says Samantha Forecki.
Many expressed relief that the person accused of killing Alyssa, 19 year-old Javier Righetti, is behind bars but they still struggle with how to grasp what has happened.
Righetti is set to make his first court appearance Thursday, and those who knew Alyssa best don't know what they would say to him.
"There are no words to say to the person who killed your best friend," says Forecki. "The hatred and the anger is so far beyond what anyone can imagine."