Family open account to help pay for son's funeral

The family of Richard Rico Deleon, who died Thanksgiving Day, has opened a bank account to help raise money to finish paying for his funeral.

Deleon, 17, of Bloomington, died of a gunshot wound to the face. His sister, Janiemarie Perez Clay, 22, is charged with his death.

Deleon's stepfather, Joe Ramirez, opened the account at Bank of America. Donations can be made directly to the account, which is in Ramirez's name. The account number is 586033881778.

The family owes $2,900 for the funeral, Ramirez said. They have already paid $4,300.

Ramirez may be reached at 979-216-8143.