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Victims’ Family Member Speaks Out to Seek Justice

3 years 7 months 3 days ago Thursday, February 23 2017 Feb 23, 2017 February 23, 2017 6:22 PM February 23, 2017 in News

RIO GRANDE CITY - A Starr County man said he’s no closer to comfort after the murder of his brother and 3-year-old nephew.

Rio Grande City resident Hiram Garcia said he wants everyone else who played a role in their deaths behind bars also.

Garcia last saw his brother and his nephew, Julian, alive three months ago.

“He was just an angel and they ripped that angel’s life apart,” he said.

He said he still remembers their voices and their last conversations.

“I was with my mother grocery shopping. When we got back home is when we got a phone call that there was a shooting,” he recalled.

Before nightfall on Nov. 6, gunmen fired at Hector Garcia Jr.’s truck. His 3-year-old son, Julian, was riding in the passenger seat.

Garcia said the suspect, Jesus Angel Rebollar, committed overkill when he shot more than 60 times.

“Especially murdering a 3-year-old innocent boy knowing very well that he was on the truck,” he said.

Rebollar was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder 22 days after the shooting. He faces one count for the death of a child under 10, and another for the death of multiple persons in a single criminal transaction.

Starr County Assistant District Attorney Abel Villarreal said they believe Rebollar is the shooter. However, Garcia said he hopes others involved are also prosecuted.

On Tuesday, a grand jury indicted Rebollar on capital murder charges. He’s being held without bond. If convicted, Rebollar faces life in prison.

The Texas Rangers and Starr County Sheriff’s Office said they are still investigating the case.

Anyone with information can call the sheriff’s office at 956-487-5571. 

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