‘Why is he out?’: Mother of teen shot 22 times wants alleged killer back in jail

Diamond Alvarez was a sophomore and honor student at Madison High School. She had dreams of attending cosmetology school one day.

HOUSTON – The mother of a teen who police said was shot 22 times by her ex-boyfriend is questioning why her alleged killer was released from jail Tuesday.

Diamond Alvarez was fatally shot on Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the 15400 block of Park Manor around 9:30 p.m. Police said Frank Deleon Jr., 17, was taken into custody Monday and charged with murder. His bond was set at $250,000 but Deleon bonded out of jail Tuesday, court records said.

Diamond’s mother, Anna Machado, is angry and upset. She said her daughter’s accused killer should be in jail and she’s tired of judges letting criminals post bond and get back on the streets. She said her daughter didn’t deserve to be shot and killed.

“I mean, why? Why is he out? Why is he out?” Machado questioned. “Why is he breathing the air? Why? I don’t think he deserved to breath the air, look at the light, the sun, the night. I don’t have my daughter with me. Why should they have their son with them?”

Machado said her family has received threats.

Diamond was a sophomore and honor student at Madison High School. She had dreams of attending cosmetology school one day.

A public visitation will be held for Diamond on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Integrity Funeral Home at Forest Lawn Cemetery, located at 8601 Almeda Genoa Rd. The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the same location. Diamond’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with expenses.

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