It takes a cold-hearted person to stab a mother to death while she’s holding her child.
According to My San Antonio:
Megan Hernandez’s family will always be grateful for those who tried to save her from the attack that would take her life, especially Robert Ortiz, the 15-year-old boy they have never met but who was injured as he intervened.
“He’s very brave and I appreciate him,” said Hernandez’s aunt Marybelle Hernandez. “He gave my niece extra time so she didn’t have to die in the street.”
Marybelle Hernandez said it was her niece’s friend who called her Tuesday afternoon to tell her that Hernandez had been attacked and stabbed by her ex-boyfriend as she held the couple’s 11-month-old daughter, Aliya Rae Reyes.
“I guess he kept wanting her to be with him again and she kept saying no,” Marybelle Hernandez said she heard from the friend.
The argument began around 3 p.m. as classes let out at Por Vida Academy Charter High School where Hernandez, 17, attended school. Students and staff were mingling and filing out of the parking lot into the residential area when they heard the commotion at the bus stop directly across the street in the 1100 block of Mission Road, officials and witnesses said.
And within seconds the argument turned violent, leaving Hernandez bleeding to the death, her baby girl rushed away to safety, the Good Samaritan injured and Eduardo Reyes, also 17, charged in the slaying.
He remained in jail Wednesday night on a combined bail of $400,000 for charges of murder, endangering a child and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The school also had counselors available and a moment of silence on Wednesday.
“So many of our students witnessed the incident,” Rendon said. “Scores of students told us they just couldn’t sleep because of what they saw.”