BOSTON (WHDH) - A distraught mother delivered a message in court Thursday to the man charged with murdering her son outside a Boston bar over Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.

Apolonia Martinez said she locked eyes with former Sons of Boston bouncer Alvaro Larrama who is accused of fatally stabbing 23-year-old Chicago-area Marine Daniel Martinez on March 19.

“I couldn’t take my eyes off him because I needed him to see the person that he destroyed, the person that he killed along with my son,” she said. “He killed a part of my heart when he did that.”

The family of the fallen Marine sat just feet away from Larrama during his probable cause hearing.

“I needed him to feel the sorrow and the heartbreak that I feel — that my family feels. I needed him to feel the weight of the tears that I have cried,” said Martinez. “My heart is broken, he needed to see and I know he felt it.”

Since the deadly stabbing, the Sons of Boston has had both its entertainment and liquor licenses suspended by the city. Tom Flaws, an attorney for the Martinez family, said they plan on filing a civil lawsuit against the bar by the end of the week.

“We’ve gotten some answers through the Licensing Board but the family will not rest until all their questions are answered,” he said.

As the family waits for those answers, they said they are doing everything they can to keep Martinez’s memory alive.

“Just a fun-loving person who loved life and achieved so many great things,” his brother Matthew said.

“We’re starting a foundation for my son, it’s called the Daniel Martinez Memorial Foundation, it’s in the works. It’s a lot of work but it’s a labor of love and that’s what we’re trying to focus on,” said his mother.

The bar is temporarily closed. Larrama is due back in court in the middle of June.

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