Parkland father’s mural for slain son
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Grieving father creates mural to honor son killed in Parkland school shooting

Patricia and Manuel Oliver embrace in front of a mural he created in the memory of their son, Joaquin, and the others killed at the Parkland, Fla., school shooting. The mural was erected Saturday outside the National Rifle Assn. convention in Dallas. 

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Manuel Oliver contemplates before creating a mural in the memory of son Joaquin and the other students killed in Parkland, Fla., school shooting at a Saturday rally to protest the National Rifle Assn., which held a convention in Dallas.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Manuel and Patricia Oliver share a moment before he begins the mural in Dallas on Saturday.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Manuel and Patricia Oliver listen to speakers during a rally Saturday to protest the National Rifle Assn. at City Hall in Dallas.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Manuel Oliver wipes away tears Saturday while creating a mural in the memory of Joaquin, his 17-year-old son who was among the victims in the Parkland, Fla., school shooting. 

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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