Colorado Woman Gunned Down While Trying To Stop Step-Father From Beating Her Mother
A concerned daughter and mother of triplets was shot and killed while trying to break up a domestic dispute between her mom and stepdad.
Monica Montoya, 43, received a call from her mother on Saturday while the 73-year old was arguing with her husband Luis Lara.
The fight escalated when the daughter arrived at the Commerce City, Colo. house, as the 61-year-old Lara fatally shot Montoya before killing himself, according to CBS Denver.
Lara had a domestic violence case on his record from 2007, and authorities told the Denver Post that they had investigated two other incidents since.
How do you investigate two incidents allegedly committed by a man who has already been found guilty of domestic violence in the past and NOT make an arrest???
Silvia Briscoe, Montoya’s sister, has set up a YouCaring page to help pay for triplets’ education with a goal of $50,000.
As of Friday night, 179 people have donated a combined $40,959.
“Monica loved and helped so many of us. In her personal life her kids education was always at the forefront of her planning,” the YouCaring page reads.
R.I.P. Monica Montoya. Her surviving children must be devastated…
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