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Courtroom brawl breaks out in Texas between murder suspect, family of teen victim shot 22 times

A courtroom brawl broke out in Texas Tuesday between the family of a 16-year-old Texas girl who was shot in the back 22 times and the murder suspect who was accepting a plea deal.

Frank DeLeon Jr. was appearing in court in Houston to plead guilty in the case of the 2022 fatal shooting of his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend, Diamond Alvarez.

The fight erupted after Alvarez’s mother, Anna Machado, called DeLeon a “monster” during her victim impact statement, FOX26 Houston reported.

Video from the courtroom obtained by the local station shows Machado leaving the stand and walking toward DeLeon when a bailiff restrains her.

DeLeon will return to court Thursday for sentencing. As part of his plea deal, DeLeon will have to serve half of his 45-year sentence before being eligible for parole. 

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