Mom of slain 8-year-old doesn't fault mom of accused teen

AP News
Posted: Aug 03, 2015 1:44 PM

SANTA CRUZ,Calif. (AP) — The mother of a slain 8-year-old California girl says she doesn't fault the mom of the 15-year-old neighbor boy accused of the killing.

The San Francisco Chronicle ( ) reported Monday that Laura Jordan says she hugged Reggie Factor at a makeshift memorial for Madyson Middleton, the daughter of Jordan.

Factor's son, Adrian Jerry Gonzalez, is accused of kidnapping, raping and killing Madyson inside his family's apartment at a housing complex in Santa Cruz where both families live.

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Jordan says both mothers lost children that day and she doesn't blame Factor for what happened.

Gonzalez, who is being prosecuted as an adult, has not entered a plea. His next hearing is set for Sept. 21.