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Supporters for Diamond Alvarez’s family demand revoked bond

Frank DeLeon, 17, is accused of capturing his ex-girlfriend 22 occasions in January. He was launched one week after Diamond Alvarez’s loss of life.

HOUSTON — Loved ones and supporters of a 16-year-old that was shot to loss of life are calling on town of Houston to provide her family justice.

Frank DeLeon, 17, is accused of capturing Diamond Alvarez 22 occasions in January.

According to authorities, the 2 have been in a relationship till Alvarez came upon DeLeon was seeing another person. They allegedly met on Jan. 11 whereas Alavarez was strolling her canine. That’s when DeLeon is believed to have shot her.

Her family went trying for Alvarez when the canine got here residence with out her.

Note: The following video was uploaded on Jan. 12 earlier than DeLeon was charged.

DeLeon was taken into custody on Dec. 17. The subsequent day, he was taken to court docket and was given on a $250,000 bond for a homicide cost. He was launched on bond the day after that.

On Wednesday, Alvarez’s family, pals and their supporters protested in entrance of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. They chanted for DeLeon’s bond to be revoked.

“We have a message for the judges and for the entire criminal justice system who is failing us,” mentioned a FIEL Houston consultant on the protest. “It’s not only the judges, but the time that families have to wait, the time that everything has to happen that is failing our families.”

Shortly after DeLeon’s launch, Alvarez’s mom advised KHOU 11 that she was heartbroken and fearful. The suspect lives close by and the family says they’ve been receiving threats.

“We’re not getting justice,” mentioned one supporter on the protest. “He’s free and he lives in the same neighborhood as the mother’s family. So why is he free?”

A spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office launched the next assertion in response to the march:

“We are totally targeted on getting justice for Diamond. We totally assist getting violent criminals off our streets, and we’ll do every thing in our energy to convict the defendant of this vicious homicide and ship justice to Diamond’s family, her pals, and the whole neighborhood.”

Frank DeLeon was ordered to stay underneath home arrest, put on an ankle monitor and he cannot depart Harris County. He was additionally ordered to haven’t any contact with Diamond’s family or his new girlfriend.

Note: The following video was uploaded on Jan. 19