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Feud over daughter’s lesbian relationship leads Dad to commit double homicide

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Texas man — distraught over his daughter’s lesbian relationship — was arrested Tuesday for killing his daughter’s girlfriend and the girlfriend’s mother.

TX Dept of Public Safety

Norma (left) and Maria Hurtado

Austin police have arrested Jose Alfonso Aviles, 45, who they allege went to the home of Norma Hurtado, 24, where she lived with her mother, 57-year-old Maria Hurtado, and shot both women after knocking on the door.

The daughter told police that she and Norma Hurtado had been involved in a lesbian relationship, which her father did not approve of, and that there had been disturbances between Aviles and Norma Hurtado, according to an arrest affidavit.

The affidavit said a witness told police that the daughter’s parents would send threatening text messages to Norma Hurtado. In one message, Aviles threatened to kill Hurtado and her mother, the document says.

Lt. Gena Curtis of the Austin Police Department said Aviles’ daughter, was in the back of the Hurtado’s home when the shootings occurred. She heard the shots, found the bodies, and called 911.

Friends of the daughter, who they said turned 18 last month, said Tuesday that her parents did not approve of her being in a gay relationship.

The Travis County district attorney’s office has not yet determined if the case will be classified as a hate crime.

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  1. wow! that is terrible.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:33pm
  2. Smfh. :

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:35pm
  3. Smfh. :

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:35pm
  4. Just sad =(

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:36pm
  5. OMG. :(

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:37pm
  6. Fucked up hope the mother fucker gets death that’s totally messed up!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:38pm
  7. Fucked up hope the mother fucker gets death that’s totally messed up!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:38pm
  8. not determined if it’s a hate crime?! um.. hello?! that’s texas law for you. this is terrible. a terrible crime.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:38pm
  9. not determined if it’s a hate crime?! um.. hello?! that’s texas law for you. this is terrible. a terrible crime.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:38pm
  10. oh my gosh!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:39pm
  11. Ya put on murder posts to scare others. Wow. Stick to our rights. Not the gossip. its for the cause not the view rate of you posts.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:39pm
  12. I hope this asshole gets death sentence!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:42pm
  13. @Zach This information is very important for the world to see. Hopefully ‘everybody’ learns something from it….gays and people who hate gays.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:43pm
  14. @Zach This information is very important for the world to see. Hopefully ‘everybody’ learns something from it….gays and people who hate gays.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:43pm
  15. This is absolutely horrible!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:46pm
  16. I agree with David and Kathryne, I hated reading this, but dammit we have a right to know what we are up against…

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:47pm
  17. This is so fucked up.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:51pm
  18. sorry zach, but this completely has to do with our rights. you could say talking about how gay marriage equality is coming along is “gossip” – yet, it’s about our rights… and whether or not we can walk out onto the street or open our doors without feeling safe because of us being second class citizens, has to do with our rights… it’s a RIGHT to feel safe in this country, and sadly, we don’t have it.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:52pm
  19. sorry zach, but this completely has to do with our rights. you could say talking about how gay marriage equality is coming along is “gossip” – yet, it’s about our rights… and whether or not we can walk out onto the street or open our doors without feeling safe because of us being second class citizens, has to do with our rights… it’s a RIGHT to feel safe in this country, and sadly, we don’t have it.

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:52pm
  20. OMG! WOW! NOH8!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:54pm
  21. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH AMERICA! We are SOOOO back words, during the Greek empire people were opening Gay!

    Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:59pm
  22. How someone can consider being gay that bad is beyond me. This is awful.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 12:00am
  23. THAT IS MESSED UP. Oh my god. So KILLING IS OKAY, BUT LOVE ISN’T??????? People…… are just sad.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 12:04am
  24. THAT IS MESSED UP. Oh my god. So KILLING IS OKAY, BUT LOVE ISN’T??????? People…… are just sad.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 12:04am
  25. When will it STOP??!!! SMDH

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 12:07am
  26. So sad.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 12:22am
  27. That is horrific news… so saddning :(

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 12:42am
  28. Unfortunately in Bexar County I doubt if those men will get much more than a handslap. The police are already backing down from having stated it was a hate crime. Very Sad!! I hope the surviving partner has support.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 12:46am
  29. Nothing says “I love my daughter” like “Sweetheart, I killed your girlfriend.” Wtf

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 1:02am
  30. ricky: seriously… Men have issues, feeling the need to control everything and everyone. Its his daughters life and decision to be with whom she pleases yet a father felt the need to destroy the lifes of so many based on his primitive mind set… atrocious doesn’t begin to describe this tragedy

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 1:16am
  31. ricky: seriously… Men have issues, feeling the need to control everything and everyone. Its his daughters life and decision to be with whom she pleases yet a father felt the need to destroy the lifes of so many based on his primitive mind set… atrocious doesn’t begin to describe this tragedy

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 1:16am
  32. So tragic.. :(…

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 2:51am
  33. Cuz that makes things better and your daughter is no longer gay now? Right… Smh. :*[

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 3:02am
  34. FAIL’d Dad >:0

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 3:25am
  35. That father should go 2 jail.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 3:41am
  36. OMG that is so sad and i live in the austin area

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 4:02am
  37. I hope the father gets tortured, as he rots in jail

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 4:07am
  38. I guess this man would rather his daughter be in a straight relationship and unhappy. What warped values.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 4:12am
  39. jesus christ!!! Sicko!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 4:17am
  40. what an IDIOT, so now he is going to jail for life and his daughter is STILL going to be gay & he messed up so many lives i am sure….HATE IS AN EVIL THING.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 4:37am
  41. This man has lost his mind an should be feed to a SCHOOL OF SHARKS WHAT THE FK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 4:59am
  42. :’( makes absolutely no sense! People stop with the hate! Love shouldn’t cost anyone their life. Regardless if you understand it or agree with it- it’s not hurting you or your life. STOP

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 5:01am
  43. This is horrible… I’m completely dismayed. My love will be with this family today……

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 5:05am
  44. The sad thing is Austin is supposed to be a gay friendly town I’m 17 and I’ve been out for 5 years and I’ve lived in texas my whole life its very shocking thay thia happened. I have had to deal with my girlfriends dad trying to come after me but seeing as I’m 5’3 and he’s 6’2 I begged my dad to get a gun he did for the house but I personally own a tazer. Its not easy being open about your sexuality never has been but its getting easier.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 5:09am
  45. My heart goes out to his daughter for all the pain she is and will be in.God Bless You and may He carry you thru and beyond this.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 5:13am
  46. What a monster…his poor daughter…

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 5:17am
  47. The wording in this article is weird. Its reads as though a mother and daughter were in a lesbian relationship. If that’s the case, there are bigger issues, here.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7:19am
  48. This is the destructive power of homophobia. So sad.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7:23am
  49. Some people…this is such a shame. I almost wish he knew what if felt like to be hidding something so wonderful and then have it taken away :P

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7:47am
  50. Idiot.

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 8:14am
  51. Does it end?…. This is just ballistic

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 8:55am
  52. omg .this so could have happened to me but i had warning and fled town

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 8:56am
  53. it is a mutha effing hate crime ..duh the dude hated his daughter being a lesbian and killed her lover and her lovers mother.the world sickens me sometimes .

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 9:14am
  54. I’m speechless…

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 11:39am
  55. Thats def a hate crime. R.i.p norma & maria

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 1:31pm
  56. That’s fucking shocking

    Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 1:50pm
  57. May they rest in peace

    Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 3:32pm
  58. : only in TX. oh and MS, AR, AL, etc. Hope they fry his ass.

    Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 4:35pm
  59. That’s fucked up right there I’d like to show my own father this article tbh see how he feels about being a unsupportive father.

    Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 4:01pm
  60. “The Travis County district attorney’s office has not yet determined if the case will be classified as a hate crime.”

    really does these words written and shown show it was definitely a hate crime?

    “The affidavit said a witness told police that the daughter’s parents would send threatening text messages to Norma Hurtado. In one message, Aviles threatened to kill Hurtado and her mother, the document says.”

    i definitely see hate in such a thing here!

    “Friends of the daughter, who they said turned 18 last month, said Tuesday that her parents did not approve of her being in a gay relationship.”

    proves 100% now that this is a hate crime!

    texas your full of retards and need to STFU when it comes to trying to define words or meanings to things hate crime means hate for something to which you commit a criminal action to, stop believing its a pick and choose which stuff is legal to hate over which isnt equality!

    heres some food for thought do you hate stuff or is some invisible person telling you to do this stuff if its the second one you obviously need help on a major scale!

    now people get your heads outta your asses and yourselves out from under that stone age rock you have been living under you do not have a say in what you think think and leave it at that don’t like don’t look if its unavoidable be nice say your thoughts not throw your fists thinking that’s the equivalent to speaking!

    now be a good state and go die somewhere in a gutter oh wait maybe each person up there that acts this way is the equivilent of FORD with roadkill marks on the brain!

    Posted on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 1:44pm