Teen Girl Shot Dead Protecting Her Mother From Drunk Boyfriend Who Then Killed Himself

Girl, 17, shot dead while protect her mother from woman’s drunken boyfriend who then killed himself in murder-suicide

A Georgia man shot dead his girlfriend’s 17-year-old daughter, wounded the woman and injured a Good Samaritan who came to her aid before turning the gun on himself over the weekend.


Elberton police Chief Mark Welsh says 49-year-old Raphael Diaz de Leon was drunk when he got into an altercation with his girlfriend, Rhonda Cureton (left), shortly before 7pm on Saturday.

Cureton, a divorced mother-of-three, ran out of her house in the area of Wallis and Reese streets and flagged down a passing motorist, 83-year-old Norman Grimes, pleading with him to take her and her daughters to safety.

Neighbors said both Alyric Fouch, 17, and her younger sister fought the boyfriend in the street and tried to stop him from going after their mother.

As Cureton was getting into Grimes’ car, police say Diaz de Leon opened fire, killing Fouch.

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