SANTEE, Calif. (AP) - Calling their deaths "an abomination," a priest
memorialized a California mother and young son killed by a family
friend who also abducted the woman's 16-year-old daughter.
Saturday's service for Christina Anderson and
8-year-old Ethan Anderson at the Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church
in Santee was open to the public.
"For the death of Tina and Ethan there are no easy
words," the Rev. Kevin Casey told the memorial gathering, according to
the Los Angeles Times. "We are touched by this evil and we can never be the same again."
The pair was found at the home of James Lee
DiMaggio, who set it ablaze earlier this month and then took off with
DiMaggio was killed by FBI agents Aug. 10 in the
Idaho wilderness, ending a 6-day search that spanned much of the western
United States and parts of Canada and Mexico.
Authorities have declined to discuss a possible
motive in the deaths and haven't addressed other details of the case,
including how Hannah was treated by DiMaggio during the ordeal.
"We struggle with deaths like this because they are not right. They are an abomination," Casey said.
Investigators have said DiMaggio set fire to his home using a timer, giving him a 20-hour jump on law enforcement.
DiMaggio's family has requested paternity tests to determine if the suspect fathered the children.
Hannah's father, Brett Anderson, gave his DNA to
investigators to confirm Ethan's identity. DiMaggio named Hannah's
grandmother, Bernice Anderson, as the sole beneficiary of his
employer-issued life insurance policy, making her eligible to receive
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