Cesar on Mind Control
Cesar's Mother Writes Senator Lena Taylor
My name is Rosa Maria Landeros de Leon. I am Cesar De Leon’s mother. He was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. He is the second oldest of four children. He has three siblings, two brothers and a sister. He likes to read, listen to music, and to cook for his family.
During his childhood in Mexico, he had a sheltered life and was closely taken care of by his mother. He was raised in a family with lots of love and care. We taught him to be respectful and shared with him good principles. He was an excellent student, and served as an acolyte at church.
When he was 8 years old, we had to move to the United States due to our financial struggles in our homeland. At first, he was doing so well at school that he even made the honor roll. But unfortunately, my husband and I were both forced to work in order to survive. This gave Cesar the freedom to be out in the streets, meeting people that were a bad influence to him.
Cesar had to help me out by taking care of his baby brother while I was out at work. They had a very close relationship, and he loved him very much. But sadly, he died in 2010 from kidney failure, when he was only 18 years old, while Cesar was in prison. Not being able to be present for his brother’s funeral affected Cesar deeply.
Cesar has a 14 year old son who lives with us, his name is also Cesar. His father suffers for not being able to be with him. He knows that he made bad decisions in his life, and he’s paying a high price for his mistakes.
He is a strong man, but many past experiences have broken him down. My son is a human being with virtues as well as defects; but his family loves him, and we share with him his suffering and struggles.