Details of the Murder
Reported by KSAT, the mother of 40-year-old, Chason Montez-Deoca, found his lifeless body at his residence in the 7600 block of Muleshoe Lane in the West Side of San Antonio.
The mother said she had gone to check on him because he called her the previous day telling her that he and his girlfriend were having problems. He hung up with his mother as his girlfriend, 30-year-old Laura Flores Messick, arrived at his home.
Neighbors reported hearing a loud scream as the mother found her deceased son the following day.
San Antonio police found and arrested Messick who confessed to shooting her boyfriend in the chest, the hand, and then slitting his throat. She then fled the scene, fearful she would be accused of murder.
Police say that a relative said Messick had been violent before towards the victim, which resulted in him getting a bloody nose.
Messick is being charged with murder.
Crime Facts at a Glance 2014 According to the Texas Department of Public Safety:
- There were 913,403 index crime offenses reported with a 20.3 percent clearance rate for Texas in 2014.
- The crime rate for the State of Texas was 3,392.2 index offenses for every 100,000 inhabitants.
- During 2014, Texas law enforcement officers made 878,686 arrests. Of those arrested, 6.6 percent were 16 years of age and under.
- Firearms were used in 63.3 percent of all murders reported.
- There were 65,338 aggravated assaults reported. Of these, 21.3 percent were committed by the use of hands, fists, and feet. 21.4 percent involved a knife or cutting instrument. And 24.2 percent involved a firearm.
- 185,817 family violence incidents during 2014. There were 201,051 victims and 195,511 offenders.
- There were 18,756 sexual assault incidents reported with 19,834 victims and 19,821 offenders.
San Antonio Wrongful Death Lawyers
This murder is so tragic, not only because someone senselessly lost their life, but also because the victim’s mother is the one who found her son’s gruesome body. Most people think of domestic violence being committed on women by men, but it is becoming more and more common for men to be the victims and women the abusers. The above story is just such a case. Tragically, no one was able to stop this violence from escalating to murder, but some cases of domestic violence can be stopped before the result is lethal. If you, or anyone you know, have been a victim of a wrongful death and are seeking legal advice, please contact our law office.