TEXAS: Double-Homicide By Man Angry Over Daughter’s Lesbian Relationship
A Texas man has been charged with two counts of murder after shooting to death the woman dating his daughter and her mother. The Austin Statesman reports:
Jose Alfonso Aviles, 45, has been charged with capital murder and was arrested early this morning in Bexar County by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, said Lt. Gena Curtis. Aviles lives in Austin, but was found in San Antonio, police said. Aviles’ daughter had been dating 24-year-old Norma Hurtado for several months, which was the source of feuding between the Aviles and Hurtado families, Curtis said. Aviles and another Hispanic man, who has not been identified, went to the Hurtado’s home at the 7100 block of Dixie Drive late Monday and knocked on the door, Curtis said. Moments later, Aviles’ daughter, who was in the home, heard gun shots and found that Hurtado and Hurtado’s mother, 57-year-old Maria Hurtado, had been shot, police said. Both women died at the scene, police said
Police declined to say if the murders would be prosecuted as a hate crime.
Norma (left) and Maria Hurtado
This shows that there’s still a great issue of homophobia in the Latino Community. This might be an isolated case (hopefully) but the fact of the matter is that because of the conservatism and macho culture among hispanics, being gay still is a taboo. Not everybody would just take a gun a do this but many are just a few steps away from this.
Glad they caught that monster.