STOCKTON, CA (KTRK) --The family of a man killed 14 years ago are reading a letter he penned in high school for the first time.
Aaron Vickers was shot and killed in 2002, but it wasn't until this year that a letter he wrote in Daryl Hutchins' class reached his family. The letter was a note to his future self.
Tyra Vickers-Kearney, Aaron's sister, said, "The days waiting for the letter. The anticipation was so high. We were wondering, what did the letter say? You know, I hope it's not like a one-liner."
The four-page letter revealed Aaron wanted to have a daughter, believed a black man would eventually become vice president of the United States and a woman could eventually be president.
Aaron's teacher promised to mail the letters to his students 10 years after writing them, but it took several years for the teacher to find Aaron's family via social media after he was killed.
Deanetta Vickers, Aaron's mother, said, "I've never felt his presence like that in the past 14 years, but I felt like he was sitting right next to the side of me as she was reading this letter."
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