Patricia Cabriales, pictured left with her six year-old son, died after being shot by two teenagers while driving home from a meal. One of her alleged killers, 18 year-old Neshan Johnson, is pictured right (Pictures: KDVR)
A 32 year-old mother died after her scalp was blown off by a 14 year-old boy who shot her as she sat in traffic, it is claimed. Pamela Cabriales’ brother Alex shared horrific details of his late sibling’s injuries after she died while sitting in her Land Rover in Denver last month after dinner with friends.
Alex explained: ‘It was inhumane what they did to my sister. It was terrible. I mean I don’t want to be graphic, but I was at the hospital with her. The whole top of her head was blown off, her brain was exposed. The community needs to know what these people did. My sister was beautiful.’
Shockingly, the Cabriales’ other brother was shot and killed in 1994, when he was 14. Alex has called for the 14 year-old suspect, who has not been named because of his age, and 18 year-old co-defendant Neshan Johnson to face harsh sentences over his sister’s murder.
He told KDVR: ‘This is a call to action. (Denver prosecutor) Beth McCann has the power to make sure these two individuals never walk free a day in their life and don’t kill anyone else. It’s not even for us. It’s for the community, for other families. We don’t want other families to go through.
‘We didn’t speak up or say anything then. It got swept under the rug. I know the head of the DA’s office believes in rehabilitation, especially with minors. but there are just some individuals you cannot offer rehabilitation to. You need to look at severity of crime, their record.’
The 14 year-old and Johnson both face multiple counts of first degree murder. No motive for the shooting has been given, with both teens said to have fled the scene in a Honda after Pamela, whose son is six years-old, was gunned down.
The realtor was later pronounced dead at hospital, with her alleged killers arrested the next day.
Alex says he was horrified to learn the younger suspect has ‘the criminal history of a 20-year career criminal.’
Patricia’s grieving family say they are in ‘hell’, and called for both her alleged killers to receive harsh punishments
He said: ‘You know, he’s 14 years old. There is no way this minor should’ve been out. I don’t understand why he was out, why the authorities let him walk. It could’ve been prevented if they had enforced the law. Now because of the courts not doing their job, my sister had to lose her life.
‘We don’t want this to happen again to anybody. It is hell on earth.’
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