What would you do if your stepdad abused your prepubescent sister and you knew about it? Most people would want to take revenge in a seriously bloody way, even if they ended up not doing so.
Well, it’s exactly what three young men in Texas — two of them brothers of the abused young girl and one of them a friend of the two brothers — did when they found out the horrific things their stepdad did to their sister.
KSAT, describing the incident from a high level, notes that “Alejandro Trevino, 18, and Christian Trevino, 17, along with family friend Juan Eduardo Melendez, 18, are accused of beating 42-year-old Gabriel Quintanilla and leaving him to die in a field in McAllen where his body was discovered by a farmer.”
Apparently, what precipitated the matter was that their stepdad, Gabriel Quintanilla,”inappropriately touched” the young men’s sister, a girl just nine years old, with KRGV reporting that “Police say a minor made an outcry about being inappropriately touched by Quintanilla at an RV park located on the 1200 block of E. Moore.”
The brothers and their friend weren’t then willing to just sit by and let their sister be abused, so they fought back and got their revenge on him.
A police report released on the matter notes that “When brothers Alexandro and Christian Trevino found out, they became enraged and confronted Gabriel Quintanilla at the residence. A physical fight ensued between the three and the victim Quintanilla left the location on foot.”
And they didn’t let him get away. No, they chased him into an apartment complex a bit away and then got in another fight, so they returned to the original spot, changed vehicles, and started looking for Quintanilla again.
They found him, walking alone and injured, as helpless as the young girl he had abused.
It was at that point that they brought the day’s revenge to its obvious climax and conclusion: hopping out of the car and attacking Quintanilla, they beat him nearly to death with brass knuckles and, during the fight, he suffered severe head trauma.
They then tossed him in the back of the truck they were driving around and sped off, eventually dumping him in a field in McAllen, Texas. Police say he might have been alive at that point, but was left for dead and ultimately expired in the field.
All three have been arrested and charged, with KRGV reporting the charges against each young man as:
- Alexandro Trevino – Aggravated Assault FV and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity
- Christian Trevino – Aggravated Assault FV and Capital Murder, Engaging In Criminal Activity
- Juan Eduardo Melendez – Capital Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Engaging in Criminal Activity
The whole thing could have been avoided, however, had police just done their jobs.
AS KRGV reports, “Pharr police say Quintanilla had an arrest warrant in an unrelated case for continuous sexual assault of a child and assault family violence.”
The cops knew the guy was a child molester, yet they did nothing about it, so braver men made of sterner stuff were forced to take the law into their own hands to protect their family, and now they’re in jail. Sickening.