EPPD: 23-Year-Old Son Allegedly Shoots, Kills Mother
POSTED: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 6:19pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 8:33pm
EL PASO- A 23-year-old man is accused of shooting and killing his 43-year-old mother in their Horizon City home Monday.
Deputies were called to the home on Cactus Wren and Callander at midnight. They found Hilda Gonzalez dead inside.
Neighbors who knew Gonzalez said she loved her family and was a very caring person.
"My mom had a stroke and she was the only one that would come everyday to talk to her and be with her in the mornings," said a neighbor who did not want to be identified.
They said Gonzalez survived cancer about two years ago.
Investigators said Gonzalez' son, 23-year-old Leo Martinez killed her.
"He seemed like a real nice person. He would always come and talk to my parents. Talk to my dad stay here with us. I don't know what happened to him," a neighbor said.
Other neighbors are shocked this happened just feet from their homes and near the street where their children play.
Brenda Gutierrez is concerned for the safety of her children.
"It's kinda scary because of the kids," Gutierrez said.
Martinez is charged with murder and was booked in the El Paso County Jail on $600,000 bond.