Friends and Family of Murder Suspect in Disbelief

By: Julia Fello Email
By: Julia Fello Email

The family of Raul Ponce-Rocha says they can't believe what is happening to their son.

His father, who wouldn't go on camera, says Ponce-Rocha graduated from Wausau West High School in 2006 and had plans to go to culinary school.

Ponce-Rocha lived with his parents on Kickbusch Street in Wausau.

Neighbors say they can't believe someone living next door to them has been charged with Breanna Schneller's murder.

"Scared to know that someone like that lived across the street from us," says Jessica Yang, who lives across the street from the family.

Raul Ponce-Rocha's manager at El Tequila Salsa Restaurant in Rib Mountain described him as a hard worker and none of the employees ever complained about him.

The manager also says he did not see Ponce-Rocha act differently the day Breanna was murdered.

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