A celebration of two lives lost was held Friday night at the restaurant The Cove.
"Tonight, we're gathering to remember Rebecca and Sammie, it's the second anniversary of the last full days of their lives," said grandmother Suzy Bianchi-Peters.
Rebecca Gonzales, 31, and her 10-year-old daughter, Samvastion "Sammie" Ochoa, and their 41-year-old roommate Pamela Wenske were stabbed to death and their home set on fire murdered Sep. 14, 2011.
"It’s been difficult because it has taken so long to go to trial the thing is no matter how long it takes it has to be right the first time. I know how difficult it is to put a case together of this nature being that they set fire to the house," said Bianchi-Peters.
The men responsible were identified as Conrad Ochoa and his brother, Baron. They were indicted on capital murder charges. According to the indictment, the motive for the murders was to cover up the alleged sexual molestation of Sammie Ochoa by her uncle Baron.
The brothers are also facing charges of child abuse and child pornography.