A distraught mother and two of her family members found it incredibly challenging to contain their emotions during an emotional courtroom testimony in Texas on Tuesday.

The trial involved Frank DeLeon Jr., a 19-year-old who stands accused of a horrific crime - the alleged shooting of his ex-girlfriend, Diamond Alvarez, just 16 years old at the time, a staggering 22 times in January 2022.

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During the courtroom tension and overwhelming grief, Alvarez's mother, Anna Machado, bravely shared her victim impact testimony. The weight of her loss and pain became too much to bear, and she felt an overwhelming need to confront the accused. She believed he was showing a lack of remorse, even going so far as to claim that he was "laughing at my face."

The Baliff Steps In

Anna Machado stepped off the stand, her emotions raw and palpable, and began walking towards DeLeon. It was a moment of anguish that no mother should ever have to endure. However, the situation was soon diffused by a bailiff, preventing any physical confrontation.


Uncle Throws Hands

Meanwhile, in the midst of the turmoil, Alvarez's uncle, overwhelmed by anger and sorrow, could not hold back his emotions. In a desperate attempt to find justice for his beloved niece, he rushed towards DeLeon, landing a series of punches on the alleged murderer. The chaos and confusion that ensued were captured on video by KHOU from outside the courtroom.

Seeking Closure


Amidst the chaos, court employees quickly intervened, bringing Alvarez's uncle under control, and ensuring DeLeon's safety by guiding him to a corner. This heartbreaking incident is a stark reminder of the emotional toll that such trials can take on the families of victims. In the face of immense sorrow, Anna Machado, her family, and all those affected by this tragedy are enduring unimaginable pain, seeking justice and closure for their beloved Diamond Alvarez.

Check out the video for yourself below:




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