Who is Frank Deleon Jr? Texas teen, 17, who shot GF 22 times freed on bail

'He executed my daughter, and he's walking the streets like nothing and mocking people,' said victim Diamond Alvarez's mother


                            Who is Frank Deleon Jr? Texas teen, 17, who shot GF 22 times freed on bail
Frank Deleon (L) fatally shot Diamond Alvarez (R) after she confronted him for cheating on her (@HoustonPolice and @MichelleKhou/Twitter)

A teenager from Texas, who murdered his girlfriend by shooting her 22 times, has been freed on bail. 17-year-old Frank Deleon was arrested after being charged with the murder of his 16-year-old girlfriend Diamond Alvarez.

While Deleon was in a relationship with Alvarez, he was also in a relationship with another woman. On finding out about the affair, Alvarez went to meet Deleon on January 11 to confront him for cheating on her. When she arrived at the park and questioned him, he shot Alvarez 22 times and murdered her. Residents claimed that they heard multiple shots and saw a dark-colored car speed off from the site after the attack. Alvarez was declared dead, while Deleon was arrested on January 17 by the Houston Police.

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The official statement from Houston Police read, "Suspect Frank Deleon Jr, 17, is charged with murder in the 174th State District. Investigators learned Deleon was simultaneously in a romantic relationship with Ms. Alvarez and another female. When Ms. Alvarez learned of the other relationship, she met Deleon at the park where he shot her multiple times. HD detectives worked closely with the community to track down witnesses and leads. This cooperation led to Deleon's arrest last night (Monday, January 17). HD expresses its heartfelt condolences to Ms. Alvarez's family and looks forward to following this case through the courts as we seek justice on her behalf. We ask that the public continues to pray for the family and respects their privacy."



 

 

Deleon was granted bail and released on January 18 on a $250,000 bond. KHOU reports that Alvarez's mother Anna Machado was heartbroken that her daughter's accused killer was let out on such a low bond. She said, "My heart dropped again. He executed my daughter. It was execution. Why would you want that animal to be out here? For what?" Machado told Daily Mail, "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? He doesn't even deserve a high bond. He executed my daughter."

Machado said the two had been going out for less than a year and had an on-and-off relationship. "My daughter was always crying about him," she revealed. Friends of Alvarez were seen bringing stuffed animals to the spot where she was shot.