Erica Trevino has a million stories about her son Zechariah: the country boy, the jokester, the aspiring rapper, the sweetheart.
At 17 years old and nearly 6’3”, Zech was still scared of the dark, and of thunderstorms, Erica remembered. He loved food — one Thanksgiving, he stole the meatballs meant for dinner. He liked to go fishing, and to draw. A teacher at Paschal High School in Fort Worth had just given him a new sketching kit.
That sketching kit has returned unopened to his mother. Zechariah was shot and killed on Jan. 20, across the street from Paschal, outside the Whataburger where he worked.
“He was going to be a millionaire when he got that job at Whataburger,” Erica said. “Yeah, he was going to pay all our bills and we weren’t going to have to worry about nothing. That was Zech for you.”