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Woman now facing charges after April Longoria found useless; victim’s family previously demanded answers after police found her fatally shot

Multiple individuals have been contained in the house through the taking pictures, based on regulation enforcement officers. Police are presently in search of two individuals of curiosity.

SAN ANTONIO — A mom and daughter sat simply outdoors the barrier of yellow police tape as Terrell Hills police combed the scene the place their beloved one was found shot to dying.

“We want justice. We want to know what happened,” mentioned Irene Longoria, mom of the deadly taking pictures sufferer, 33-year-old April Longoria.

San Antonio police officers first arrived on the house advanced at 2005 Harry Wurzbach early Thursday morning the place they found April’s physique contained in the residence. 

Multiple individuals have been contained in the house on the time of the taking pictures, based on authorities.

“The two witnesses that we are talking to right now were inside the apartment, and the two persons of interest were in the apartment we understand, but left, so obviously we’d like to talk to them to figure out what they know,” mentioned Terrell Hills Police Chief Roger Mangum.

An affidavit obtained by KENS 5 on Friday offers extra particulars following those listed above.

Witnesses say 34-year-old Maria Antoinette Nealy was “playing” with a gun earlier that night time inside the house when she fired a spherical that traveled by means of a portion of a wall and struck Longoria within the chest, based on the affidavit. Nealy would then go away the scene moments after the taking pictures outdoors of a again door previous to be arrested that night time, based on the discharge. 

In a cellular phone search between one of many witnesses and Nealy, the affidavit states investigators found Facebook messages between the hours of 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. on that day from Nealy, apologizing, saying, “I’m so sorry this was all an accident” and “I didn’t mean for any of that to happen.” 

According to the affidavit, Nealy is a convicted felon and has an lively warrant for a parole violation stemming from smuggling of unlawful aliens offense. The regulation states that convicted felons are prohibited from possessing or dealing with firearms. 

Nealy is facing charges of committing the offense of Felony Murder by handlining a gun in a negligent method ensuing within the dying of Longoria. 

Following the incident, Police Chief Roger Mangum burdened there was no lively menace to most people.

April’s sister Toni Abrams believed one of many witnesses had key data that would result in discovering out answers. This particular person is somebody Abrams mentioned April grew to know whereas working at Little Caesar’s.

“He was falling on hard times and she moved him into the house with her into the apartment to help him out,” Abrams mentioned. “I just want him to speak up, do her a favor and bring it to justice.”

April is being remembered as a brilliant mild who trusted everyone and aspired to grow to be a DJ. A mom and daughter are nonetheless coming to the belief that April Longoria is rarely coming house.

“I’m not going to be able to hold her, kiss her, talk to her,” Irene Longoria mentioned.

“She was a fun-loving person who cared about everybody, who would give you the shirt off her back,” Abrams mentioned.

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