SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) – On Sunday night, dozens of people gathered in Salt Lake to honor victims of child abuse.
Dawn Nieto is a mother who knows the pain of losing a child. Her daughter, Vanessa, was just 15 months old when she was killed in 1988.
For years, it was a cold case until Nieto found justice when the crime was solved a few years back.
The vigil included balloons and candles. The vigil was held Sunday night because the man convicted of abusing Vanessa is being sentenced in court later this week.