A major problem with publicizing gruesome crimes such as Dr. Faughey's murder is that unstable people might imitate the crime. For example, Tommy Flores, a San Antonio man, has been charged with capital murder. Eva Flores, his grandmother, was found hacked to death with a meat cleaver. Supposedly Tommy Flores killed his grandmother because she disapproved of him bringing home Angelita Jones. (According to an affidavit in support of arrest) Tommy Flores, 30, was first arrested Monday on an outstanding warrant. Subsequently, police charged him with the deaths of his grandmother, 74-year-old Eva Flores and a second woman.
Tommy Flores apparently told police that he attacked his grandmother because she disapproved of the woman Flores brought home. Flores and his Grandmother lived on the 220 block of Caddo Street near Interstate 35 and Palo Alto Street on the south side of San Antonio. Eva Flores died of severe cuts to her neck while the second woman was found with a single gunshot wound to the head. Police found a bloody meat cleaver and a .357 Magnum revolver. Police arrested Flores later in the day at an east-side motel on an outstanding arrest warrant. Flores was later charged with capital murder and is being held on $500,000 bond.
Both Eva Flores and Angelita Jones, mother of five children will be missed by their loved ones. May they rest in peace. Flores, like all suspects is to be considered innocent until proven guilty.
Update 1-3-11: In the fall, Flores plead guilty in exchange for a waiver of the death penalty. Flores is now sentenced to life in prison without the possiblity of parole. Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the victims.