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Mother of teen killed in attempted burglary says 'they didn't have to kill him'

The mother of one of the Sacramento teens who was shot dead Sunday morning while police say they were breaking into a house says she will always wonder about what her son went through as he took his last breath.

"I'm never going to forget this until the day I die," Sandy Crider, the mother of 17-year-old Steven Crider, told Fox40.com.

Steven Crider and Michael Sambrano, 14, were shot dead as they tried to enter an elderly widow’s home, police said. Police told the station that it may have been the third time the two targeted the house.

The homeowner was robbed on Easter and had replaced her deadbolt locks with double-locking deadbolts, a family member said. The teens were reportedly shot by another relative staying at the home.

"They didn’t have to kill him," Misty Crider, Steven's sister, told Fox40.com.

The teen's mother said the coroner told her that the two were shot multiple times in the chest.

Ashleigh Davison, Steven Crider’s girlfriend, and her mother, Tracy Webb, said Crider had no parents, was homeless and has been in and out of Child Protective Services.

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