Teen Brothers In Texas Killed Their Stepfather For Sexually Abusing 9-Years-Old Sister

Two south Texas teen brothers have been arrested for beating their stepfather to death after he allegedly sexually abused their 9-year-old sister.

Alejandro and Christian Trevino, along with friend Juan Eduardo Melendez, all 18, are accused of beating Gabriel Quintanilla, 42, and leaving him to die in a field in McAllen where his body was discovered by a farmer.

The nine-year-old girl notified someone on 20 January that he had touched her inappropriately. Police said that Mr. Quintanilla has already been issued a warrant for abusing another child.

According to the reports, Mr. Quintanilla bore signs of severe trauma and had been beaten with brass knuckles.

 Pharr Police Deputy Chief Juan Gonzalez said that “when the brothers Alexandro and Christian found out, they confronted Gabriel at the residents, and a physical fight ensued between the three”.

He added “Quintanilla left the location on foot, Christian Trevino runs out after the victim and finds him outside of an apartment complex further south down the road.

“A second assault occurs there and Alexandro Trevino and the driver of a red Dodge Charger, who we have identified as Juan Gonzalez Melendez, catch up to him and again join in on an assault of the victim at that point,” Mr. Gonzalez said.

It was gathered that Christian Trevino chased Quintanilla to a nearby apartment complex, where a second assault occurred involving Alejandro Trevino and the driver of a red Dodge Charger, identified as Melendez.

The three suspects then left the location, changed vehicles and drove back, where they found Quintanilla walking alone and injured, according to Pharr police. 

Quintanilla was allegedly assaulted a third time, before being placed in the bed of a truck and dumped in the field. Police believe Quintanilla might have still been alive when the teens allegedly dumped his body.

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Melendez is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of marijuana.

Christian Trevino is charged with aggravated assault, murder and engaging in organized criminal activity. Alejandro Trevino is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and aggravated assault.


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