Kids of slain detective receive new Bronx home

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RIVERDALE -

The children of an NYPD detective killed in the line of duty have been awarded a new home through various foundations.

Genesis Villella, 20, alongside her two younger siblings Delilah and Peter Vega, 12, accepted the $900,000 award on behalf of their mother, slain NYPD detective Miosotis Familia.

Familia was shot and killed by a man while sitting inside of her mobile gang unit van in the Bronx back in July.

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The award was presented to the children by the Tunnels to Towers Foundation, the Skyview Riverdale Apartments and Halstead Property Management.

The children were awarded a mortgage free two-bedroom co-op in the Riverdale section of the Bronx just in time for Christmas.

The children thanked the foundation and donners who raised the money during a press conference Friday. 

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