Victim’s Mother Attacks Her Daughter’s Killer In Texas Courtroom
Earlier this year, 19-year-old Frank DeLeon pled guilty to the murder of 16-year-old Diamond Alvarez. This tragically violent incident happened as Alvarez was walking her dog in southwest Houston.
THE NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING
The night of her death, DeLeon texted Alvarez, asking her to meet him to talk after she found out he was involved in another relationship while they were still dating. When Alvarez met up with him, she was shot a staggering 22 times.
TENSIONS IN THE COURTROOM
In a recent court hearing, emotions ran high as family members sought justice for Diamond Alvarez. During a victim impact statement by Diamond's mother Anna Machado, tension in the courtroom escalated.
Video footage from the courtroom reveals a dramatic scene where Machado attempted to approach DeLeon, only to be stopped by a bailiff. Diamond's uncle also rushed forward but was swiftly restrained. As the chaos ensued, DeLeon's mother got involved, pushing Alvarez's mother and leading to a brief scuffle.
HARBORING INTENSE ANGER
After the incident, Machado extended an apology, acknowledging that such actions should never occur, however, she admitted to harboring an intense amount of anger, “I pray to God that he’ll remove that anger from me one day.”
DeLeon, originally set to face trial, decided to accept a plea agreement that mandates a 45-year prison sentence. He will be eligible for parole after serving at least half of this term.
DARK REALITY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
This case sheds light on the heartbreaking consequences of domestic violence, emphasizing the need for awareness and prevention. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg described it as a "heartbreaking domestic violence case," underscoring the efforts made by her office to combat intimate partner violence. The tragic loss of Diamond Alvarez serves as a stark reminder of the devastating impact of such incidents on families and communities.
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