Mexico Mormon Massacre: 'Hero' boy, 13, who walked 14 miles to save siblings, says his mom screamed 'get right down'

Devin Langford walked to the community base after covering his wounded siblings with branches when drug cartel hitmen ambushed their convoy.


                            Mexico Mormon Massacre: 'Hero' boy, 13, who walked 14 miles to save siblings, says his mom screamed 'get right down'

The 13-year-old boy who walked 14 miles to La Mora to get help for his siblings after cartel members slaughtered his family revealed that his mother had screamed before the shooting happened to save her children. Devin Langford, who walked to the community base after covering his siblings who had been shot with branches, said his mother Dawna Langford's last words were, "get right down." Devin also recalled his mother praying.

The attack killed 9 people, including three women and six children on November 4. One of their vehicles caught fire after a stray bullet hit the gas tank of one of the SUVs they were traveling on.  

Devin's siblings Trevor, 11, and Rogan, 2, were also killed in the attack. In an interview with ABC News, Devin said the men were wearing vests and carrying long guns. His father, David Langford, called his son a "hero." "To be honest with you, my boy’s a hero simply because he gave his life for his brothers and sisters", he said.

The family is moving out of their home in La Mora. "So, now it's my whole life has turned upside down. Not only have I lost a wife and two children, but I'm having to move the rest of my family with really no place to go at this point", David Langford said tearfully in the interview, "I believe in forgiveness, but I also believe in justice and forgiveness doesn't rob justice. You don't get justice too much in Mexico."

Seven of his children survived the attack, despite being shot. "Every one of my children that survived that are living miracles", Langford said. "How many bullet holes were fired into that vehicle... at that horrific scene and how many children were involved. It's amazing. It's amazing. It's beyond amazing that they survived."

Langford also said it just wasn't worth living in fear. "The toughest part for me was saying goodbye... saying goodbye to two innocent lives that were cut short and a vibrant wife that lived life to its fullest that had many friends and was loved by all, by everybody", he said breaking down.

Five children of the Langfords were injured in the attack. Brixton, 9, months old, was shot in the chest while Kylie, 14, was shot in the foot. Mckenzie Rayne, 9, was shot in the arm and Cody Greyson, 8, was wounded in his jaw and Xander, 4, was shot in the back. 

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