Church stabbing victims return home

Posted at: 05/02/2013 9:21 PM
Updated at: 05/02/2013 10:22 PM
By: Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

The two most severely injured victims in Sunday's church stabbings are now back home.

Both Adam Alvarez and Gerald Madrid got out of the hospital Thursday.  Alvarez has several large stab wounds on his left arm and hand.  Madrid was stabbed four times in the back.
They both said the healing has begun, but they are still replaying that horrific day over and over in their minds.

"I can't shut my eyes without seeing it. He's in every dream, every nightmare, every waking. I see those evil eyes and I hear that voice saying 'die, die, die," Alvarez said.

"Even in a nightmare, I've never even dreamt about anything as violent as that was," Madrid said.

Madrid says he has already spoken with the priest at St. Jude Thaddeus Church about increasing their security. He says the Father told him they are evaluating what changes to make after what happened.

Meanwhile, Alvarez has a handicapped son who needs 24/7 care. He says with his arm injury, he can't use it to lift his son. The family have a fund set up to help pay for a nurse. If you would like to help the family, you can go to any Wells Fargo Bank and ask for Addison's Fund.