Very sorry to have to share such a sad story. One of our extended family members was tragically killed in Stafford County, Virginia on April 19. The case is being investigated.
Our hearts go out to all those who knew Julie Serna -- the daughter of Maryetta and Rey Serna and sister of Allegra. Julie graduated from Socorro High School in 1989.
A Facebook page has been set up in her memory. Click here to see it.
An early report from a local TV station said:
"The shooting happened just before 2:45 p.m. Friday on Alderwood Drive in Stafford, County sheriff officials say. Julie Serna, 42, was found in her estranged husband's home suffering from gunshot wounds. The mother of two boys died at an area hospital.”
Online commenters said:
"Julie, was a beautiful, loving, and amazing friend that I had the privilege of knowing. We spent many hours, days, weeks, and months together. We often laughed and cried. She was an amazing mother to her two sons. My heartaches every time I think of this tragedy."
"Julie was a fun-loving beautiful person. This is truly criminal."