SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - After 11 shots being fired upon the body of Angel Pantojas Medina, ocurred on Aug 15, 2008, the body of the 24 year old was still, after dead, standing in his mother home in San Juan.
The news of a corpes standing after dead has caught the attention of all media in the Island. This was his last wish and kept on repeating to the funeral home owners, which he knew for a long time.
His body was found underneath a bridge in the capital of Puerto Rico with only a shirt and his underwear. But "Pedrito", the way his friend would call him, was fully dressed in his favorite clothes and was showing the world that "no matter what happened to me, I'm still here standing tall!". That was what he wanted to let the world know.
He leaves a three year old boy behind, who he loved very much. And his mother, Myrna Medina, has finally put to reat his son and his final wishes. The burial was taken place yesterday at Los Cipreses in Bayamon.
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The papers say that he went to the funeral home 5 days prior to his death saying that if anything ever happend to him he wanted to be Embalmed standing up. They had to tie him to the walls to keep him standing up. Thousands of people from different areas went wo see this.