Houston lady’s brother-in-law accused of stabbing her to dying: Lydia Gutiérrez might have died in an alleged plot by her imprisoned husband

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston police are investigating whether or not a person accused of stabbing his sister-in-law to dying did so in retaliation for reporting her brother to police.

Greg Montelongo, 40, is charged with homicide within the stabbing dying of a 47-year-old lady Wednesday. Buddies establish her as Lydia Gutiérrez.

It occurred at a house within the 6300 block of Homosexual Avenue close to North Loop and Fulton. The lady’s 18-year-old son was additionally stabbed by an intruder, police mentioned, carrying a ski masks.

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“He went in and went in, which is when he stabbed a number of folks,” mentioned Houston Police Murder Sgt. Blake Roberts mentioned Wednesday.

Police say the son bought a gun and shot his mom’s killer, who was discovered a number of blocks away. As soon as unmasked, he was recognized as Montelongo.

ABC13 has discovered he’s the brother of the sufferer’s husband, and court docket data make clear a attainable motive.

In April, data present Lydia Gutierrez informed police that her husband, George Corona Sr., pulled her hair and hit her within the ribs, abdomen and legs earlier than holding a gun at her. Corona, 47, is a felon with an extended felony file, and it’s unlawful for him to have a gun. He was arrested and charged with felony possession of a weapon.

Investigators informed her Corona was threatening her from jail, and in late October, somebody fired pictures into the Homosexual Avenue dwelling within the space the place her bed room was positioned.

Buddies informed ABC13 that Gutierrez suffered earlier abuse and was separating from her husband of 18 years.

Statistics present that the second somebody needs to go away the wedding is when essentially the most violent assaults occur, Amy Smith of the Harris County Home Violence Council tells ABC13.

“Numerous it occurs when the sufferer leaves, and the reason being that the abuser is dropping energy and management over the sufferer,” Smith mentioned.

Corona stays in jail on $50,000 bond. Investigators are investigating whether or not he despatched his brother, Montelongo, to silence Gutierrez.

This isn’t the primary time he has been charged with homicide. In keeping with the Texas Division of Prison Justice, Montelongo was launched from jail in July 2021 on parole after serving 21 years of a 45-year sentence for a homicide he dedicated as a young person.

Gutierrez lived together with his dad and mom. He has 5 youngsters. A longtime pal informed ABC13, “She did not deserve this in any respect.”

“You possibly can do all the pieces we as advocates let you know to do. Make a security plan. You possibly can get an order of safety. Discover a secure place to remain, but when that abuser goes to do one thing, they are going to discover a technique to do it or they are going to discover somebody do it,” Smith mentioned.

The Harris County District Lawyer’s Workplace has a listing of sources for victims of home violence in search of assist. If you happen to, or somebody you realize, is experiencing home violence, name the Nationwide Home Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233).

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