A candlelight vigil for Ernestine Romero has been scheduled for Sunday night (July 14) in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The vigil will take place at 9:00 p.m. on the west side of the New Mexico State Capitol, also known as the Roundhouse, located at 300 Don Gaspar Avenue.
The event was organized by fellow singer and friend David Lee Rodriquez for family, friends, and fans to come together and remember the talented and beloved singer.
“It’s going to be a celebration of her life,” Rodriquez told Tejano Nation. “I have asked any musician to bring acoustic instruments.”
The state has asked those planning to attend to bring battery-powered candles or glass covered candles.
“Ernestine loved for us to dress in a black shirt with blue jeans so we are asking people if they can come in that attire but regardless we just want people to come,” Rodriquez added.
Romero, who just turned 32 on July 10, was found dead along with her husband Jesse Saucedo inside a parked vehicle on Thursday near her workplace in downtown Santa Fe. A police investigation ruled the shooting as a murder-suicide. Detectives learned Saucedo shot Romero twice in the upper chest area with a semi-automatic pistol. Saucedo suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.
She recently celebrated her 20th year in the music industry with the release of the album “Mi Tesoro” in March. It was the 10th album released from the award-winning singer. She was a multiple New Mexico Hispano Music Awards winner and a nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards in 2016.
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