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Step brothers arrested for beating step father accused of abusing their 9-year-old half sister

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 1/27/2022 Jessica Schladebeck
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Two Texas brothers have been arrested for beating their step father to death after he allegedly sexually abused their 9-year-old half-sister.

Alejandro and Christian Trevino became flew into a rage when they learned of the disturbing allegations against their 42-year-old step father, Gabriel Quintanilla. Police said the brothers traveled to a trailer park in Pharr, where they confronted Quintanilla inside his mobile home, according to an affidavit obtained by People.

All three left the residence, but violence again broke out inside a nearby apartment complex. This time, the brothers were joined by a friend, 18-year-old Eduardo Melendez. The group of teens then left the apartment, only to return again to viciously beat Quintanilla, who they found walking outside on the sidewalk.

Police said Quintanilla was then placed into the bed of a white Ford F-150 and taken to the field in McAllen, where he was left to die. His body was later discovered by a farmer.

According to the complaint, he suffered severe trauma to the head.

At a press conference Tuesday, Pharr Police Chief Andy Harvey said Quintanilla had been accused of abusing a different child between 2014 and 2016. And while detectives had enough evidence for a warrant, they were unable to locate the suspect.

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