Family holds out hope for justice

Christine Kalifa

It has not been an easy road for Elisa Lozano and Floriza Martinez.

April 17th, 2012 is embedded in their minds.

"It's a never-ending nightmare, Mother, Floriza Martinez, said. Seeing this individual with life--with cut hair and well groomed and my daughter is six feet under."

But there is hope for the family of Christine Kalifa.

She left behind three young children"Lozano and Martinez told Action 4 News they are what keeps the family going.

"We want everyone to know that she was a wonderful mother, daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter," Lozano said.

Now, over a year after Christine TMs death, her family sits and stares at the teen accused of killing her in cold blood.

It is one of the numerous times they have come face to face with Aaron Gonzalez since the murder.

But this time there was a possibility that Gonzalez TMs confession would be thrown out.

His attorney said his client was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time he gave that confession and therefore was not in his right frame of mind.

After both the prosecution and defense questioned one of the investigators on the case"State District Judge Rudy Delgado denied the motion to throw out the confession.

"All we ask from the justice system is justice, Lozano said. We can never see her, we can never talk to her, and in his case his family can. We'll never have that."

Gonzalez is due back in court on July 17th.