Crime

Crowley victims’ mom asks public to watch what they say

The mother of a Crowley woman killed with her two daughters Sunday said she is tired of seeing false accusations on social media.

At a Tuesday night candlelight vigil in honor of Xiomara Leon, 34, and her daughters, Linda Gonzalez, 18, and Yasmine Zavala, 13, Leon’s mother said she wants the public to know they are hurting the family with their comments on her family’s deaths.

Authorities believe Leon was killed by her 36-year-old fiance Sam Morales Sunday afternoon at their home in the 200 block of Kennedy Drive.

The mom and her two daughters, Zavala and Gonzalez, were found dead in different parts of the house by police. Leon and her 18-year-old daughter were shot to death, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office. Her youngest child died of strangulation, according to the medical examiner.

Morales was shot in the head.

Leon’s mother, Elizabeth Martinez, said the family was not dysfunctional.

“People need to stop making comments [on news stories] before they see the whole story,” Martinez said.

Martinez said all the pieces of the puzzle have yet to be released.

Crowley Police Chief Luis Soler said in a Tuesday press conference that he is not sure if they’ll ever know exactly what took place. — Monica S. Nagy

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