NEWSBREAK – A recent story is hitting Florida news and hearts hard.
A suicide pact failed when a Florida man shot and killed his girlfriend but then failed to kill himself as intended. The Florida man is being charged with the murder of his girlfriend, but this got me thinking, should he face the maximum sentence?
This ongoing story really started on October 7th in Holly Hill, Florida. A man and his girlfriend, Alec Almanzar and Ayadalis Chalas, both entered a shooting range.
They calmly asked the clerk to rent a 9mm gun for the range and also purchased some targets, bullets, and eye and ear protection. Everything seemed normal.
No one could know that within the next few minutes, Ayadalis would be dead and Alec badly injured. No suicide note was found.
When they got on the range, the couple put their heads together, temples touching. Alec fired the gun directly into Ayadais’s head and the bullet entered his head as well.
When paramedics arrived, Ayadais was dead and Alec was brought to the hospital. He didn’t recover until about mid-December when he was finally released.
However, after recovering, Alec Almanzar was taken into custody for the charges of his girlfriend’s, Ayadalis Chalas, murder. Police officer Chris Yates commented on the case and said:
“They knew that the charges were coming down. Now he is back in our custody and will be facing the charges.”
What were the underlying mental illnesses?
Obviously, this particular story is very sad for many reasons. Both Alec and Ayadais were young, in their early twenties, and had their whole lives ahead of them … READ MORE.