SAN ANTONIO -- Suzy Bianchi-Peters is thankful for what she considers to be justice. Friday, a judge granted her the right to the remains of her 10-year-old granddaughter Sammy Ochoa. Sammy, her mother, and a family friend were found inside a burned out house on Karen Lane back on September 14th. Investigators say someone stabbed them to death before the house was deliberately set on fire.
Sammy's father, 31-year-old Conrad Ochoa and his brother were jailed shortly after the fire. Investigators say the brothers face sexual assault charges, but they haven't been named as suspects in the fire or murders.
Suzy asked a judge for permission to have the remains of her granddaughter and to hold a memorial service for the child and her mother, Suzy's 29-year-old daughter Rebecca. She says Sammy's father, Conrad Ochoa, had denied the request and wanted the child's remains cremated. He did not appear in court, and attorneys for the grandmother believe the memorial service will probably take place uncontested.