Many Seek to Free Teen Brothers Who Killed Sister’s Alleged Abuser

Many Seek to Free Teen Brothers Who Killed Sister's Alleged Abuser

( – Family is everything, and many people will do anything they can to protect their loved ones. For two brothers, it meant killing their sister’s alleged abuser. After their arrest, hundreds of thousands of people have argued the pair should be free.

The two brothers, Christian and Alejandro Trevino, along with their friend Juan Eduardo Melendez, are facing charges for the death of 42-year-old Gabriel Quintanilla. The teens allegedly beat Quintanilla, the Trevino brothers’ stepfather, after he sexually abused their 9-year-old sister. The three friends have plenty of support as over 450,000 people have signed an online petition for their release.

Authorities have charged all three teens with aggravated assault and participating in organized crime; Christian and Melendez are facing murder charges as well. Yet, many observers claim that the trio did what anyone would do, protect their little sister. After all, that’s what brothers are for — or were they wrong to take the law into their own hands?

Speaking with FOX26 Houston, Charles “Big Angry” Adams, an attorney and former judge, asserted that there likely isn’t a person in the country who can’t sympathize with the brothers. The alleged abuser faced several allegations in 2019 of sexual assault in an unrelated matter. Adams noted that the 42-year-old now has two teens who claimed he abused them, adding if the brothers knew Quintanilla’s history, their actions were rational and justified.

Despite the traction the petition is getting, Texas Governor Greg Abbott hasn’t addressed the incident or said whether he would pardon or commute the three teens.

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