Ramon Salcido has been on death row at San Quentin since his 1990 conviction. Carmina Salcido now lives in Sonoma -- a place of enormous loss for the 24-year-old -- but she doesn't see it that way.
"I'm very open with who I am and what my story is and what my history is. … I don't know if I will always stay in Sonoma," she said, "But I know I'll definitely always a have a place here."
She makes frequent visits to the cemetery and the graves of her mother, two sisters, two aunts and grandmother.
Learning more about the family she lost and closing a painful chapter in her life, the 24-year-old pushes on -- day by day. She sings occasionally at venues in Hollywood, Calif. and runs a pet grooming business out of her home. Scarred by a lifetime of loss and betrayal, the only things she trusts are the animals.
"I don't have my family, but there's nothing I can do to change that," she said. "I know one day I will be with them, so I have to live my life."
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