Three teenagers who killed their stepfather because he abused their 9-year-old sister are asked to be released from prison

Three teenagers who killed their stepfather because he abused their 9-year-old sister are asked to be released from prison

Two Texas teenage brothers have been charged with murder for beating their stepfather to death after discovering he had sexually abused their 9-year-old sister.

Three teenagers who killed their stepfather because he abused their 9-year-old sister are asked to be released from prison

A petition for two Hispanic brothers accused of killing their stepfather, whom they believed sexually abused their 9-year-old half-sister, has so far gathered 40,033 signatures on the Change.org platform.

Christian Treviño and Alejandro Treviño, both 18, were arrested by the Pharr Police Department on Saturday, Jan. 22, for the brutal murder of 42-year-old Gabriel Quintanilla last Thursday.

Authorities also arrested their friend, Juan Eduardo Melendez, 18, who helped the brothers attack the victim.

The Pharr Police Department said Quintanilla was beaten with American fists and thrown into a pickup truck before the defendants dumped his body in a McAllen field.

Quintanilla suffered head trauma and police believe he was still alive when the brothers and their friend dumped his body.

“We call on the state of Texas to release these teens, who could possibly spend the rest of their lives in prison for protecting their sister,” reads the petition posted on the Change.org website. The three teens are charged with multiple felonies and are being held on bail of at least $1 million.

Pharr Police Chief Andy Harvey revealed during a press conference Tuesday that Quintanilla had a 2019 warrant for his arrest for allegedly sexually abusing another minor.

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Analisa Kumar
February 2, 2022 10:06 pm

They did what was best to protect their little sister from further abuse

Lusenid Figueroa
February 3, 2022 12:36 am

They saved her life!

Sophie Coad
February 3, 2022 2:12 am

Release these hero’s they done every little girl proud and got rid of the vermin on this earth .. fair play boys .

Fipapo
February 3, 2022 3:38 am

They are heroes!!!

Yas
February 3, 2022 4:36 am

Let them free they are heroes .. If it was me personally i would do the same

Christine Mupatai
February 3, 2022 4:40 am

Release these heroes

Lamees Petersen
February 3, 2022 5:42 am

They were protecting their sister from further sexual abuse and they are heroes, that bastard deserved to die

Elize
February 3, 2022 5:48 am

They are HERO’S let them go free!!

Rachael Cancienne
February 3, 2022 8:16 am

Release all three of them! I would do the same if that was my baby sister.

Rebecca Zeller
February 3, 2022 10:43 am

Free them !! She will have to LIVE with that horror for the rest of her life 😭😭😭

karina alvarado
February 3, 2022 10:45 am

They should be free they were defending her little sister

Martha
February 3, 2022 8:30 pm

Let them go free they did the right thing to save her sister

Sabrina Sorensen
February 3, 2022 8:52 pm

Where do I sign the petition

IVY
February 3, 2022 10:17 pm

Release these three Heroes. The stepfather deserved it!

Mickylla Joice
February 4, 2022 4:33 am
Micidi
February 4, 2022 4:34 am

They are innocent, if i wash the brother i would also do the same. That old man deserve everything

Mary
February 4, 2022 5:14 am

Let them go all they did was protect their sister from the scumbag of a father, something that a law wouldn’t do

Ruby Hiyas Peralta
February 4, 2022 6:59 am

They are heroes the stepfather deserve it

Sar Marsh
February 4, 2022 11:15 am

Free them

John Lloyd
February 4, 2022 12:00 pm

justice is served, let them be free.

Naya
February 4, 2022 1:58 pm

Free them! That’s one of a kind hero!

Tamara PhangYou
February 4, 2022 4:18 pm

They deserve to be set free !
All they did was protect their little sister from a monster !

Jellymae hipolito
February 4, 2022 6:40 pm

they are hero.

Angelica
February 4, 2022 7:03 pm

Good job

Jaycel Oliveros
February 5, 2022 1:00 am

(2) they were protecting their sister from further sexual abuse and they are heroes, that bastard deserved to die

Jannah
February 5, 2022 1:44 am

let em free

Abapo Lady Kristle
February 5, 2022 3:11 am

That death was well-deserved. Free them

Christine Bacog
February 5, 2022 3:47 am

They are really heroes! Please release them.

hippo
February 5, 2022 4:04 am

LET THEM FREE !!!!!!!!

Anonymous
February 5, 2022 4:43 am

Let them be free! They are heroes!

Belle Dasco
February 5, 2022 5:27 am

They just protected their little sister from further abuses from their step-father.

Camille
February 5, 2022 6:50 am

Release them. They were heroes

Vantae
February 5, 2022 8:02 am

Free them! They are heroes.

Win Paing Oo
February 5, 2022 8:49 am

They are superheroes

Libao Marcela
February 5, 2022 9:23 am

This are heroes

Mu ki
February 5, 2022 9:29 am

They did the best thing

Lungisani
February 5, 2022 10:48 am

Free them what they fid they fid it out of good by removing evil into this world

Su La Pyae
February 5, 2022 11:15 am

Release them Release heros

Zee
February 5, 2022 11:20 am

Let’ em free they are heroes

Elchapo
February 5, 2022 11:25 am

They just did what is right. There step father deserves it, his bastard. She’s only 9 years old, wtf?!

Luke
February 5, 2022 11:48 am

They saved their little sister
…..release these three heroes

Hunnie Ko
February 5, 2022 11:50 am

They deserve to be free

Ngun Tha
February 5, 2022 11:53 am

He got what he deserve.

ASeTT
February 5, 2022 1:05 pm

They are the heroes and they should not be detained

Hsu Pyae Sone
February 5, 2022 1:50 pm

Release all three of them! I would do the same if that was my baby sister.Free them!!

Pyae Sone Maung Si Thu
February 5, 2022 2:18 pm

They were heroes who should be released.

Poe Thiri Zaw
February 5, 2022 2:59 pm

They should be released because they are the heroes for their sister and the stepfather deserved it .They did it for sister . I really want them to free .

Angelica Puno
February 5, 2022 7:09 pm

They need to be release!

Knwar Nyo Naing
February 5, 2022 8:04 pm

That’s the right thing to do as a brother

Marianelle Herico
February 5, 2022 8:14 pm

Release them!!!!

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