Pure Murder

“A compelling read.” —Suzy Spencer, New York Times bestselling writer of Wasted

“We gotta kill ‘em. They comprehend what we glance like.”
On a sizzling summer season evening in Houston, teenage girls—bright, appealing, success-bound friends—took a shortcut domestic from a friend’s condominium to make their curfew. They by no means reached their houses. the following morning, the households of the 2 women started a frantic seek, organizing acquaintances and buddies and posting hundreds of thousands of fliers around the sprawling urban. yet no longer till an nameless 911 name 4 days later have been the our bodies of Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena ultimately recovered. Their killers have been quickly rounded up—a brutal, unrepentant gang of youngster boys whose convictions must have positioned them in the back of bars for all times. yet within the halls of justice, not anything is ever a simple task . . .
“Corey Mitchell empathized with crime sufferers in a fashion certain and private manner. That empathy is clear in each real crime publication he wrote and is what makes his books heartfelt, compelling reads.” —Suzy Spencer
“No one faces evil head on like Corey Mitchell.” —Gregg Olsen


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Rattling guy, where’s my belt? ” he requested. He started to go searching the grass for the weapon he and Villarreal used to kill Jennifer. He patted down the sun-beaten grass, yet didn't locate it. He glanced round, yet gave up after below a minute’s time. Cantu regarded up at Joe Medellin, Yuni Medellin, and Raul Villarreal. He informed them to take off down the tracks. He pointed them within the path over the trestle towards T. C. Jester street. “Why don’t y’all take off over that means and look ahead to us on Jester? ” Cantu prompt. the 3 boys headed down the educate tracks. They crossed the bayou, crossed T. C. Jester street, and waited subsequent to a couple older houses. O’Brien walked again to his house with Perez and Cantu, who picked up their autos. O’Brien went inside of and the opposite took off. numerous mins later, Cantu pulled up in his purple Ford pickup truck. “C’mon, let’s cross. ” all of them hopped into the truck and headed out. The force used to be brief, yet painfully silent. nobody stated a note to one another. nobody checked out one another. Cantu broke the silence whilst he became to Yuni and stated, “Here. Take this watch. ” He passed him a wristwatch with Goofy decorating the guts. “Take it. I don’t wish it. ” Yuni took the watch and clasped it in his arms. He didn't say something. not anything extra used to be acknowledged. Cantu drove on and finally ended up at his condominium under 4 miles from the homicide scene. bankruptcy 20 Friday, June 25, 1993—12:30 A. M. Cantu place of dwelling Ashland highway Houston, Texas Joe Medellin, Raul Villarreal, and Efrain Perez walked as much as Peter Cantu’s condominium, which used to be very crowded. Cantu lived along with his mom and dad, his sister, his brother Joe, and Joe’s new bride, sixteen-year-old Christina. Joe Cantu have been attempting to make the easiest for himself. even if he dropped out of Reagan highschool his senior 12 months with out a degree, he earned a level from a technical institute, which allowed him to develop into a clinical assistant. certainly, he had lately all started operating for an area blood donation heart as a phlebotomist, a person who attracts blood from sufferers. Joe met a tender lady named Christina, who was once a member of a mixed-gender gang that claimed the Heights as their turf. They have been mostly recognized for stealing vehicles and fencing the elements for money. Joe desired to be with Christina, yet he couldn’t stand that she was once a member of a gang. He requested her to hand over or he may not see her. She agreed, and 6 months later, they have been married. Christina and Joe heard a knock at the door. Joe was once too drained to wake up and solution it, so she obtained up in its place. Christina unlocked the door and pulled it broad open. She was once surprised to work out Joe Medellin status in entrance of her with blood on his outfits. She anticipated her brother-in-law Peter to teach up, now not Joe Medellin, and certainly no longer in this type of kingdom of disarray. She stuck a glimpse of a giant purple scratch on his neck. His hair was once mussed, he had scrapes on his knees, and he appeared a section wild-eyed. subsequent to Joe Medellin stood Efrain Perez, who additionally wasn’t taking a look so scorching. He had blood at the decrease part of his white wife-beater undershirt close to his crotch quarter.

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