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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

Candlelight vigil tonight for slain Chocachatti students


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BROOKSVILLE - A candlelight vigil will be held 7 p.m. Friday at Chocachatti Elementary School in honor of two students who died over the weekend in an apparent murder-suicide.

Sabastian Castrillon, 7, and Susanna Castrillon, 8, were shot in the head while they slept by their father, Daniel Castrillon-Oreggo, 39.

Castrillon-Oreggo's wife filed for divorce about two weeks before the killings, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Chocachatti Principal Lara Silva said the district's Department of Student Services has been working with students, and offering guidance for the school.

"What we're doing here is just keeping these children in our thoughts," Silva said. "For the family, to give them that privacy and that time to heal, and we have them in our thoughts and hearts."

Media Relations Specialist Roy Gordon said grief counselors will remain at the school for as long as they are needed.

Chocachatti Elementary is located at 4135 California St. in Brooksville.

(352) 544-5271

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