Friday, March 5, 2010
The shooting death of DeAndre Elliott late last year affected the entire Houston community. In one instant of violence, a promising athlete who attended Worthing High School was gunned down in front of his girlfriend's house. Elliott was described as a wonderful young man who stayed out of trouble by focusing on academics and athletics and who hoped to play for the University of Florida someday. For several months there were no arrests in Elliott's murder, but that finally changed this week.
It is believed that the primary motivation behind the killing was a carjacking. Elliott drove a vehicle with custom wire-spoke wheels and white wall tires, which are popular trends in current car detailing. He was shot down as he was leaving the residence of his girlfriend, who was the one to find him fatally injured by the bullet wounds. The shooter was seen speeding away in Elliott's car following the murder and investigators found the car several days later.
Quentin Leon McIntyre, who is only a teenager himself, has been charged with the shooting death of DeAndre Elliott. He is already in the Harris County jail on unrelated drug charges and now faces the much more serious charge of capital murder as well and the possibility of having a cell wall as his only scenery for the rest of his life.
There are countless theories concerning why people, particularly young men, in our society are choosing to commit deadly violence for reasons as senseless as car wheels. Whatever the reason, the sad reality is that we have teenagers facing charges of murder every day. If you or a loved one has been accused of this most serious of crimes, you will need an experienced advocate for your rights in court. The criminal defense attorneys at Bertolino LLP can help. Please contact our Austin, Houston, or San Antonio office today.
Posted by Tony R. Bertolino, Esq. at 11:54 PM