Texas Teen Charged With Murdering 16-Year-Old Girlfriend By Shooting Her 22 Times is Out on Bond

A Texas teen who allegedly murdered his 16-year-old girlfriend by shooting her 22 times is out on bail.

Frank Deleon, Jr., 17, is accused of killing Diamond Alvarez, 16, on January 11 while she was out walking her dog.

Deleon has been charged with murder and arrested by the Houston Police, but was released after his $250,000 bond was paid.

Police have said that Deleon was having an affair with another girl — which may be the motive for the brutal murder.

“According to the victim’s mother, Anna Machado, Diamond found out and confronted Deleon. She agreed to meet him at the park down the street from their home. Prosecutors say Diamond was shot 22 times, mostly in the back,” Fox 26 reports. “Federal investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives spent Tuesday afternoon with their K9 unit, sweeping the memorial site. Diamond’s loved ones forced to temporarily move a portion of the memorial, after receiving multiple death threats over the last week.”

According to the report, prosecutors say Deleon had packed a suitcase with enough items to indicate he was planning on leaving for more than one night.

“He doesn’t deserve a bond. I don’t think so. I don’t think that’s right. I don’t care if he had no priors. I don’t care. Whatever he did, the way he executed my daughter, and he’s walking the streets like nothing and mocking people. What kind of animal is that?” the victim’s mother, Anna Machado, said.

 

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