I'm kinda mad. He was young. He wanted so many things in his life. It's not fair for anybody.
— Janie Gonzales, widow
Chavez had an iguana named MoJo, along with guinea pigs and turtles. On his first date with his wife he brought his dog, Pancho, and they could not get into the movie theatre. Instead, they went to dinner.
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