Three teenage boys have allegedly killed their stepfather for sexually abusing their 9-year-old sister
The three teens, two of which are brothers, are in police custody after a 42-year-old man was found in a field with severe blunt force trauma to the head on January 20.
WJAC reported that 18-year-old Alejandro Trevino and 17-year-old Christian Trevino allegedly attacked their stepfather, Gabriel Quintanilla, to death after they found out he reportedly sexually abused their 9-year-old sister. The brothers’ friend, 18-year-old Juan Eduardo Melendez, also reportedly helped with the attack.
The police revealed that the young girl was in an RV park when she first implied that she was “inappropriately touched” by her step-father.
Local police said in a press release:
“When brothers Alexandro and Christian Trevino found out, they became enraged and confronted Gabriel Quintanilla at the residence,”
During this confrontation, “a physical fight ensued between the three and the victim and Quintanilla left the location on foot.” The two teens ran after Quintanilla and started assaulting him when they met up with Melendez. The police statement continued:
“A third assault occurs and the victim is severely beaten. The victim who is still alive is placed in the bed of the truck and drove off and ended up in the McColl and Whalen Road (area) where the victim was dropped off in an open field and the suspects fled,”
The three teens are now being held on a $1 million bond.