Brother Sheds Light on Luxor Bombing Victim's Life - 8 News NOW

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Brother Sheds Light on Luxor Bombing Victim's Life

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The family of Wuilibaldo Dorantes Antonio is trying to figure out why their loved one was targeted. Antonio is the man killed by a small bomb at the Luxor parking garage on Monday.

Thursday, Eyewitness News talked to Antonio's older brother, Miguel. Both came to valley looking for work. Up until about two weeks ago, they even worked together at Nathan's World Famous Hot Dogs inside the Luxor.

You don't even need to see their faces to understand the grief the family of Wuilibaldo Dorantes Antonio is going through. His brother Miguel says Wuilibaldo was his best friend.

Miguel said, "We were brothers, we were friends. We lived togeher. I would cook for him, he would cook for me."

Wuilibaldo was working two jobs, Miguel explained, to bring his one-year-old son from Mexico to the United States.

"He left a son he never got to meet. He came here and his son was still in Mexico. But this is why he was working so hard, to get all of his family here," Miguel said.

Both brothers worked together at the last place Wuilibaldo was seen alive inside the Luxor.

Miguel continued, "We didn't come here looking for death. We came here looking for a future. This is all we wanted. We came here for a better way of life, somewhere to earn money and make a living not to die.

Miguel says he knew of no enemies his brother might have had. "I never knew of anything he did wrong. He had two jobs and really didn't have time to meet anyone or make anyone mad. He would to go work and home. Some days he worked 16 to 17 hours."

For Miguel, the loss of his brother makes it's tough to go home. "This is very painful. We used to eat together, now when I eat I feel alone. Why would someone do this to him, to anyone?"

Miguel also answered to reports that say his brother lived a double life having a girlfriend in Las Vegas and in Mexico. He says his brother only had one wife, she's the mother of their child, and she lived in Las Vegas.

The family was hoping to see Wuilibaldo's body Thursday, but the funeral home is still preparing him for the services. They tell Eyewitness News they should be able to see him sometime Friday.

Miguel says his parents are still in Puebla, Mexico waiting for the remains of their son.

Memorial services for Wuilibaldo Dorantes Antonio are tentatively set for Monday, May 14th at Nevada Funeral Service on Fremont Street.

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