Manhunt 37-Year-Old In Teen Wife’s Brutal Murder After She Begged For Protection
October 14, 2010
California (ChattahBox Crime News) – A shocking story today out of California; a 19-year-old student was found brutally murdered in a campus men’s room, allegedly by her 37-year-old estranged husband who had kidnapped her once before.
Armando Gabriel Perez is on the run after his teenage wife was found dead by another student. Diana Gonzalez was difficult to identify, they said, because her injuries made it hard to see her face. But fingerprints confirmed her name, and her family was alerted.
What makes this story so tragic is the details leading up to her horrifying death. She met Perez when she was only 16-years-old in a shopping mall, and he was well into his 30′s. She had to flee him due to the abuse she suffered at his hands after they married, which led to her living once again with her family.
However, a month ago Perez allegedly cornered her, strangled her until she passed out, and threw her into his car. When she came to she claimed he told her, “Just close your eyes and pray. That’s all you can do now.” He drove her to a motel where he abused her and held her against her will.
He was arrested, but the DA refused to prosecute and he was released just four days later. When MSNBC asked why, the prosecuting office refused to comment, but said that they took domestic violence cases “very seriously”.
Now, a young woman is dead, and police believe he is fleeing to Mexico where he has family in Tijuana.
All of this should have been prevented. If Perez strangled Gonzalez then there should have been evidence to charge him. There was enough for her to file a restraining order, which was pending against her estranged husband. How did this happen?