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  1. #1
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    Jul 2004

    TX - Xochitl Diaz, 14, found murdered, Houston, 7 Jan 2006

    Two men have been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl whose nearly nude body was found early Saturday on a street in southeast Houston.

    Police said Gilbert Rodriguez IV, 23, of the 2300 block of Welk, and Julio Armando Falcón, 20, of the 2200 block of Theta, forced the girl into the trunk of Rodriguez's newer-model Grand Am after Falcón, her boyfriend, got into an argument with her at Rodriguez's home.

    At one point, the girl, whose identity has not been released, managed to jump from the trunk and make a run for it at the 5300 block of Bataan, but was chased down and recaptured, Investigator Mike McStravick said.

    When they came to the intersection of Cherbourg and Southlea in southeast Houston, Falcón shot his girlfriend in the head, police said.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  2. #2
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    Aug 2003
    That is horrible. It makes me so sad and angry that people can do this to each other.

  3. #3
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    Jan 2006
    What on earth could the girl have done to warrant her being shot?

    Imagine the terror she must have felt during her 'recapture'!

  4. #4
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    Apr 2013
    From February 2008:


    A jury convicted appellant, Gilbert Rodriguez IV, of capital murder and the trial court imposed a life sentence...

    In the early morning hours of January 7, 2006, appellant, his wife Samaria Rodriguez, Julio Falcon, and Falcon's former girlfriend, 14-year-old Xochitl Diaz, were arguing at appellant's house about an alleged sexual relationship between appellant and Diaz. Appellant and Falcon decided to "take care of" Diaz.

    Diaz was shoved into the trunk of appellant's car and appellant and Falcon drove off. Diaz escaped from the trunk but was immediately captured and thrown back into the trunk. Later, appellant and Falcon stopped the car at the intersection of a subdivision. As Diaz was laying in the street, she was kicked numerous times, shot twice in the head, and then left dead and partially clothed in the street.
    Julio Falcón is serving LWOP for capital murder, per Texas DOC:


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