This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Alberto Cardenas, 15 years old, born on September 1, 1994, and passed away on July 27, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Star Alegria on September 1, 2021
Happy birthday may you rest in paradise and when the right time comes may you get the opportunity to be reborn again and this time live to the fullest.
Posted by Edna Cardenas on June 3, 2020
You've been weighing EXTREMELY heavy on me lately, it's the summer and no summer has been the same since you've been gone. Usually I can go about life and not feel so sad but relieved that you're in a better place . Maybe because it's been almost 10 years, maybe that's the reason i feel that knot in my throat, the punch in my gut and my heart being ripped out as if i just got that phone call. I just know that i miss you and i'm okay with feeling this great sadness because it shows how much you were and still are loved.
Posted by Brandon Carter on February 5, 2020
You are loved and missed. Happy Birthday We know you are watching from Heaven young sir
Posted by Alissa Jennings on September 2, 2019
You are loved and missed. Happy Birthday. We know you are watching from Heaven young sir
Posted by Karla Alegria on July 31, 2019
It was your 9th anniversary. Just wanted you to still feel special. I am sure no one has forgotten about you. They may just be busy with life and haven't found the time to write you. Just know you will always be special no matter where you are. Hope you are at peace.
Posted by Karla Alegria on April 7, 2019
The angels walking on earth always end up being called back into heaven. You seemed like an amazing soul, an awesome student, a good son,a loving brother, a great friend and a nice kid. Hope you are in paradise.

For Edna
You are a very strong person. I saw you speak to the media on the first 48 and it takes a lot to do what you did. I am sure your little brother is proud of you for speaking up. Please tell your mom that just from what i saw in that episode I can tell she did an amazing job raising all of you. What happened was not her fault. May god bring your loved ones lots of love and happiness.
Posted by Alissa Jennings on September 1, 2018
Albert, you are loved and missed. I am so sorry you were stolen from your family. But I know you are with Jesus and the monsters who took you will meet their own fate soon. ♥️ Horrific. This story stays with me from watching the first 48.
Posted by Jenny Figueroa on July 27, 2018
Hey Little Albert - hope your having fun up there with all the angels. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Michael Wright on November 22, 2017
Albert Cardenas God Bless your soul man, bro i never met you but i feel the hurt as well as your family. i know you are in a better place. You are now a Angel bro . Something i wish i was but far from it. God Bless you and your family forever man from the heart. Amen
Posted by sela talamantes on September 1, 2016
I ain't forget about boys, happy birthday to you, happy birthday happy birthday, happy 22nd birthday to you. Albert I love you and never did I forget about you. I'm living these days for you and I just pray you watching over me and everyone else you loved. It's a very sunny day on your birthday and I'm loving it. -Sela Talamantes
Posted by andrea castillo on September 1, 2016
Wishing you, Albert a Happy 22nd Birthday!! Your story brought me to tears and still does just thinking about it. Gone but never Forgotten! May God continue to bless your family.
Posted by Jenny Figueroa on July 14, 2016
Aww - little Albert - I was just thinking about you today! I know you are watching over your family and keeping them safe! I know your family misses you dearly. Eliana and baby louie are so big now and your sister had another baby! You are still in the prayers of all the peacefully little one..
Posted by Chris Vazquez on June 30, 2016
REST IN PIECE HOMIE. I don't know you. But I seen the show and i sencierly felt hurt but he way your family was crying and also knowing that it all didn't have to end like that by the way the suspects describes the incident. But now what's done is done and all we can do is keep the spirit li in cause I'm just a year older than you and know that you could probably been a really person to live a wonderful life but didn't get the chance. I hope you can see this or if you actually here with me as I right this cause anywhere your thought of you can be present. But just wanted to leave this and say that rest easy cause you an angel know.
Posted by Andrew Rodriguez on January 5, 2016
Just saw this on The First 48 here in California. Out of all the episodes I have ever seen on The First 48, this has been by far the saddest case I have ever seen. It's so unfortunate that a life was cut so short that had a bright future ahead. It sounds like Albert was a great kid and loved by those around him. Its terrible what those 3 gentlemen went through, though I am very thankful they caught everyone involved. R.I.P. Albert.
Posted by cristina chavez on August 7, 2015
Albert I haven't forgot, i just came across this.. I talk to you everyday.. Just wanted to say. I'll never forget.. We share the same birthday.. I knew you since 5th grade.. I'll always celebrate extra for you.. Always have. This year we'll be 21. You're forever missed. -Cristina
Posted by Sylvia Juarez on July 10, 2015
Hey primo , just passing just to say .. I miss you so much , there's not one day I won't think of you ! I just wish we can go back in time & redo this whole mess ... Gosh , I miss your smile , laugh , your hugs , everything ... I love you primo & never forget that ! Rest in piece baby boy , miss & love you lots
Posted by Luis Ibarra on October 24, 2014
Albert hey brother I know you don't remember me or even know me but I remember you considering the last time I saw you, you were like 4 yrs old I know your sisters, sandra and lil Eddie from sherwood lane but anyways even though I wasn't in ur life much your story hit me right in my heart. When I found out I was in shock I did not wana believe it. I couldn't imagine you were taken from this world so fast but I know you're in a better place now and lookin down on us from heaven. I know your family misses you I just wish I could of had you in my life just a little longer I know u would of grown up to be an amazing young man.
Posted by Jei Llapur on September 28, 2014
I remember when I first met you. You were such a great kid. Basically grew up with you, you are like my brother and best friend put together. It's been 4 years and I still continue to mourn over your death. But I know you're still here with all of us. Fly high baby boy I miss you tremendously. Fly high and keep rocking the heavens.
Posted by Gina Ramirez on September 2, 2014
still can't believe your gone baby boy. my family and I will never forget you and every time I see my nephew Angel I think about you and I know you're near him. I know you're still surrounding your loved ones and your good friends with all the wonderful memories you left behind. you will never be forgotten sweet heart.
-Martinez Family
Posted by leanna alvarez on September 1, 2014
Posted by shunta benson on July 27, 2014
It's still very upsetting for me to watch the episode he was on, because he simply didn't deserve it. May he rest in peace and watch over his family and friends. May God bless his family.
Posted by rocio guillen on March 7, 2014
Albert Its Been Four Years Now.... And I Still Cant Believe Your Gone.Went To Your House For Christmas Last Year Saw The Family Havent Seened Them Since You Passed ..I Missed You Big Cousin But I Knew You Were There With Us Laughing And Enjoying Time With Our Big Family. You Know My Friends Say That In My JUNIOR SCHOOL PICTURE We Look Alike So Crazy But We Family Duhh Lol Well We Moving To Houston Soon So Ready To Be Closer To The Family <3 R.I.P Albert
Posted by Ashley Chapman on February 21, 2014
Saw Albert on First 48. It broke my heart to see such a fine young man lose his life over nothing. May God bless him and his family. Rest In Peace baby.

Posted by andrea castillo on February 6, 2014
My heart hurts for your loss of Albert. Watching this episode of the first 48, i was in tears. Albert seemed like he was a very kind,strong,smart and wonderful son/brother. Gone at such a very young age. May he rest in peace. I give your family the strength. God Bless You.
Posted by Peg Alax on January 15, 2014
I cannot find the words to express how sorry I am for your loss. My brother was shot to death...these words helped me a bit.

To all Parents            By Edgar Guest

"I'll lend you for a while a child of mine," He said.
"For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he's dead.
It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three,
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief,
You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief."

"I cannot promise he will stay; since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
I've looked the wide world over in My search for teachers true
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love, not think the labor vain,
Nor hate Me when I come to call to take him back again?"

"I fancied that I heard them say, "Dear Lord, Thy will be done!
For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay;
But should the angels call for him much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand!"
Posted by Evelyn Carranza on December 30, 2013
A beautiful flower for Albert, whom i did not know, but I felt as if I did. You were taken from your family in such a cowardly way. As I watched your mom cry, it made me cry. The heartbreak of a mother can never be felt. I hope that you find peace in heaven and that you may rest in peace.
Posted by Randy Badberry on November 20, 2013
May his family be ok, may he rest, may his murderer "Erron Nolley" face God! Sisters stand strong for your brother, hold onto your mother... Rest young one, you are with the Angels Now...
Posted by kristy marines on November 8, 2013
people say that in time our hearts will heal but I don't believe that because there is not one day that goes by that I don't think of my love roland.i know exactly how the cardenas family feel.but if it wasn't for my loving god I don't think I would of made it.he gave me all the strength that I need it.god loves all of us uncodtionally.thank you kristy marines
Posted by kristy marines on November 7, 2013
I was so saddened when I saw the show 48hrs and I saw the picture of such a young and innocent young says in the bible that god is our vengeance.i feel so sad for the whole family.but the cardenas family got to spend and meet such a wonderful son,brother,friend.and he is in heaven smiling and his with our loving god.dont ever question god.
Posted by Marion Morrison on November 6, 2013
I just watched The First 48 story about your loved one. It is absolutely mind-boggling that the monsters who took Albert's life are on probation. I don't care how young they were when they took the life of an innocent boy...they should not be allowed to walk free and most likely commit more of the same unspeakable crimes. I am sorry for your loss, and sorry that justice was not served.
Posted by Alissa Jennings on October 16, 2013
So so sad for this family. Sounds like Alberto was a terrific person taken by a monster. My prayers are with you.
Posted by Leandre Poe on September 25, 2013
Wow sad heart goes out to alverts family..i can only imagine the pain. you all are in my prayers. all the way from milwaukee wi
Posted by Tom Corrado on August 29, 2013
The epitome of anguish, toward losing one so young and so dearly loved, is so obvious.Our hearts go out to the Cardenas family. I can only imagine of the extent, that the pain is causing, as I am a father of 4.The killer got what he deserved. He is the one suffering now, as he passes time in a cage. Albert, in the meantime, is making songs with the angels and watching over all of you. RIP
Posted by nelson lebron on August 29, 2013
I broke out in tears watching you cry .another angel got his wings .     His story will never be forgotten .and his light will never go out it will live thru all of us.edna you are a beautiful woman god bless you and your mom. Love nel n.y.c
Posted by Eli Button on August 29, 2013
Just watched your story on The First 48. My sincerest condolences to your family and friends, who are (likely) still struggling with your loss. The accused (now convicted) had no remorse - - I was shocked yet he is locked up for life, thank God (as your sister said) he won't be able to harm anyone else. Hopefully you are resting in peace and in a better place. I'm so sorry.
Posted by leanna alvarez on August 29, 2013
I just saw ur story on 48 hours and its honestly da sadiest story i saw it made me so sad im a mother of four beauitful kids i cant ever imagine looseing one of them my prayers go out to u and ur family its so senceless i hope ur resting albert god has a beauitful angle at his side u jst seem so full of life rest in peace love always leanna alvarez
Posted by Krystina Rodriguez on August 28, 2013
I too just watched this episode of young Alberto and I can only cry seeing the pain on your face during the press conference & what your mom goes through everyday.. All the pain. Seems like he was such a sweetheart... Too young to go. Sending my love and hugs to you and your family. Happy Birthday all the way up there in heaven Alberto. RIP xo
Posted by Sylvia King on August 22, 2013
I just saw the fisrt 48 story on tv today, it had me in tears. i pray for you and your family. you were a beautiful person and soul. Your an angel now and you will always live on in thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Kata Rochester on August 22, 2013
I just saw the story of this egrigious, flagrant act of violence on the First 48. It sickens me at such a disgrace people are, it brought me to years.You and your family are in my thoughts..."The lives of the dead are placed in the memory of the living"...Cicero...May Alberto Rest In Peace.
Posted by julie gonzalez on August 22, 2013
It feels a little strange leaving a tribute for a young man that I did not know. I'm so sorry for your loss. I have my own teenager who is a member if her high school band. I can't help thinking that she and Albert might have been friends had they gone to the same school. The person who stole Alberts life has no idea what he has really done. His true punishment will come from God.
Posted by todd johnston on August 22, 2013
God bless your family. Albertos loss is a loss for society. You will be in our prayers.
Posted by Patrick Cannon on August 22, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss... I just watched your episode for the 1st time and it really saddened me to tears... He looked like a great kid... I pray God gives you peace... Please don't despise all African Americans... Those were immature, ignorant little boys... Were not all that way... Peace and love...
Posted by sonia nava on August 4, 2013
I just watched the episode on First 48 a couple of days ago and for some reason I just kept rewatching it, it was truly the saddest episode I have seen. It had me in tears the whole entire time. It just seemed unfair that someone as young as you was victim of something so wrong. I know you are in a better place but I still can't get it through my head that you are really gone. RIP ALBERT.
Posted by Eli Rodriguez on August 1, 2013
Just saw this story on First 48 I am in tears because of the horrible pain this caused your family :( Also first time looking up a story and keeping Albert in my prayers. I will definitely be huggin my children tighter tonight, I could not imagine your mothers pain .Que Dios bendiga a su familia siempre !!
Posted by shunta benson on August 1, 2013
I've seen his case on the first 48 a few years ago and it played again tonight. I'm having the same reaction as last time. It breaks my heart and makes me cry for him. I have two sons of my own, I can only imagine what his mom is going thru. He seemed like a very sweet boy and he was handsome. God needed his angel back. Not to anger anyone but I wish his killers burn in hell! Godbless
Posted by Lisa DeLeos on August 1, 2013
i just saw your story on the First 48 and it saddens me so much...your mom and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. This story touched me so much ... Albert seemed like a sweet and wonderful young man.
Posted by Misty Hall on July 31, 2013
My heart breaks for your family after seeing The First 48. In the years that I've been watching this show, this was the second episode (ever) that had such a profound effect on me. I cried over the loss of such an innocent and promising young man. I will be praying for your family. Rest in peace Albert, and know that many of us who never knew you will now never forget you.
Posted by Paula Morales on July 31, 2013
I just saw Alberto's first 48 episode tonight & let me just say I never ever go out of my way to google someone after I watch there show & after all the years I have watched the show & seeing Alberto's episode for some reason he touched my heart & made me search him on google & here I am leaving a tribute , such a handsome 15 year old who didn't deserve it you had me in tears Albert RIP <3
Posted by Paula Morales on July 31, 2013
Fly high babyboy , your family misses you & they will be in my prayers always & forever
Posted by LaToya Bartlett on July 31, 2013
My sincere condolences to the family of Alberto Cardenas. I like most others have seen your story on the first 48. He was such a handsome young man. My heart goes out in hopes of finding peace, love and comfort. I also lost my brother, ironically on July 27, 2012. Never forget that God only lent their sweet souls to us for just a while. Their mission on earth was complete. Blessings
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Posted by Star Alegria on September 1, 2021
Happy birthday may you rest in paradise and when the right time comes may you get the opportunity to be reborn again and this time live to the fullest.
Posted by Edna Cardenas on June 3, 2020
You've been weighing EXTREMELY heavy on me lately, it's the summer and no summer has been the same since you've been gone. Usually I can go about life and not feel so sad but relieved that you're in a better place . Maybe because it's been almost 10 years, maybe that's the reason i feel that knot in my throat, the punch in my gut and my heart being ripped out as if i just got that phone call. I just know that i miss you and i'm okay with feeling this great sadness because it shows how much you were and still are loved.
Posted by Brandon Carter on February 5, 2020
You are loved and missed. Happy Birthday We know you are watching from Heaven young sir
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Shared by Message Eliyah on January 27, 2015

"He will actually swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces " Isaiah 25:8 

Family reunion

Shared by rocio guillen on October 9, 2012

Oh albert, how could i forget the last time i seened you..i remember you had that rope tied to the side of your house and you helped me swing on it. even if i did get a rope burn. You told me while you were smilin  " your a strong girl you will be okay"  n you tried makin my hands stop hurting. you swung on the rope and end up hitten the side of your house we all started laughin cause you tried playin it off. then how we got all the cousins to wrestle in the back when it was dark outside and i got tackled n hurt my knee . you helped me to the front but we cldnt let our tias or moms  see cause we new we wld get in trbl. you told julian to go get sum ice in the house and told him but dont let mom see lol.. when he left you tried singin my pain away haha then we heard tia screamin sayin what happen and we all scattered hahaha i miss you primo you were such a caring person i love you primo ALWAYZ& FOREVER

thinking we could fly

Shared by Nena LaMorena on March 28, 2012
I remember when I was living up there w you n Tia juanise n grandma worked next door n one day it was hot n we were soooo bored n Eddie told me n you that we can fly off the roof n we didn't even think about it we got the bed matress n took it outside n put it in the yard got sum bed sheets n wrapped it like a cape we got on the roof u were the first to jump grandma saw u that day n she went crazy then I jumped n we fell hard Eddie got in trouble n so did we but we had fun. Lol then when u use to get on Eddie nerve he hung u by Yur underwear on the fence that all u wore lol the last time we saw each other was mother day didn't think that would b the last time I would speak or see u then i wrote u on MySpace we conversated n u told me about the music n all didn't think that when i told u i love u primo will b the last time i would write u then next I'm at ur funeral things are unreal n the pain is still there but we hold on to these memoriess that keeps us going(: we love u