A Texas teen who allegedly murdered his 15-year-old girlfriend by shooting her 22 times is out on bail.
Frank Deleon, Jr., 17, is accused of killing Diamond Alvarez, 15, on January 11 while she was out walking her dog. He posted his $250,000 bond Wednesday morning.
Family members heard gunshots on Jan. 11 around 9:30 p.m. and grew worried because they knew Alvarez was outside, walking her dog named “Peanut.”
Her mother went outside and found her daughter shot 22 times in the 15400 block of Park Manor near Markwood Lane in an open green space, just a couple blocks from their home.
Police said Alvarez’s gunshot wounds were consistent with her laying on her back on the ground at the time of her murder. Numerous shell casings were found around her body.
It sounds like assassination and he’s out?
According to Houston police, Deleon was simultaneously in a romantic relationship with Alvarez and another girl.
When Alvarez learned about the other relationship, she went to meet Deleon in the neighborhood. That’s when he shot her multiple times, police said.
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 18, 2022