'He was a great father'

MANTECA, Calif. — 23-year-old Francisco Javier Lara Rosas of Manteca was just starting a family as a young father, but early last Sunday morning, h...

September 20, 2022
4:52 AM

MANTECA, Calif. — 23-year-old Francisco Javier Lara Rosas of Manteca was just starting a family as a young father, but early last Sunday morning, he became the victim of a homicide.  "He was a great father. He was always like a family man. He always enjoyed being with us," said Adriana Sanchez, his girlfriend. The dad to six-month-old Francisco Jr. and an aspiring musician who wrote his own lyrics to hip hop and rap music had a disagreement with his girlfriend. That led Rosas to take a walk a short distance from home to North Street near North Main Street in Manteca for some time alone.

Kurt Rivera