A Texas teenager is accused of luring his girlfriend to a park and then allegedly shooting her 22 times, police said.
On the evening of Jan. 11, Frank Deleon Jr., 17, texted 16-year-old Diamond Alvarez, and asked her to meet with him at the park near her Houston home, said the victim’s mother, Anna Machado, The New York Post reported.
According to Machado, her daughter “was always crying about” Deleon, who she reportedly dated on and off for around a year.
“Investigators learned Deleon was simultaneously in a romantic relationship with Ms. Alvarez and another female,” the Houston Police Department said. “When Ms. Alvarez learned of the other relationship, she met Deleon at the park where he shot her multiple times.”
At around 9:30 p.m. the victim’s family heard gunshots. When Peanut, Alvarez's dog she took out with her to meet Deleon, returned home alone, her family rushed to the park, where they found the girl's body.
Prosecutors said the murder suspect was “attempting to pack his bags to flee” when police arrested him, according to KWTX-TV.
Deleon was booked into the Harris County jail on Jan. 17 and charged with murder. KPRC-TV reported Deleon’s bond was set at $250,000, and he bonded out of jail a day after his arrest.
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