Dying Too Young: Jeffrey Cruz

Oklahoman Modified: March 28, 2009 at 7:26 pm •  Published: March 25, 2009

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Name: Jeffrey Cruz


Place of residence: Oklahoma City

Died: Oct. 29, 2006

What happened: Jeffrey was at the home of friend Fernando Soto when he was shot in the face with a gun. The medical examiner's office ruled the death a homicide. Soto and witnesses changed their stories several times about what happened, according to police. Soto was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the case, but the state later dismissed the charge.

Other: Jeffrey was described by his family as a boy who liked music and weightlifting.

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