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June 30th, 2009
Headstone donated for murdered baby


A Hays County sheriffs deputy helped arrange for donation of a tombstone for Aiden Skylar Perez, the six-month-old child murdered by his father in January 2008.

After Richard Perez was convicted last month and sentenced to life in prison for his son’s death, sheriff’s office and district attorney’s officials visited the gravesite and discovered it had no marker.

Lt. Kevin Ficke contacted his friends, James and Laurie Deatherage, who own Carter Memorials in Seguin. The couple donated a headstone for the child.

James Deatherage is pictured here with James Robles. Both men are Guadalupe County correctional officers.

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