She began to cry as she talked about not having the money to hire an attorney for her son's second trial, and relying on a court-appointed attorney, who has admitted he needed more time to prepare for the case, and who the defense now argues, did not adequately defend Villegas.

"The guilt -- it always weighs on my heart. Mothers are supposed to protect their kids and I couldn't so it always bothers me. I remember my dad always telling me to get an education and if I made more money, I probably could have done more."