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5/28/09

Family speaks out on latest Lubbock homicide

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock Police are piecing together evidence in the city's latest homicide. NewsChannel 11 sat down with family members as they remembered their loved one.

You can imagine how the family of 22-year-old Juan Miguel DeLeon feels, just one day after their loved one passed. DeLeon was badly beaten right in front of them late Sunday night.

Police arrived at 1902 22nd Street where the family lives. Officers responded to a fight that broke out with the neighbors. That's where they found DeLeon beaten along with three other victims. Miguel was transported to University Medical Center where he died Wednesday after being taken off life support.

We sat down with one of Miguel's older sisters who was shocked that this happened to her brother. "I want whoever did this to come forward. I know it was more than just one of ya'll. He didn't want anything like that. He was a happy person. I just want my brother to be in peace," she says.

Police tell us, they believe blunt force trauma to the head will be the cause of death. They say this homicide is not related to the string of murders connected in the last few weeks.

Neil Barron with the Lubbock Police Department says, "This is more of a fight that got out of hand that a lot of people were involved in. We don't have anything to make us believe it's in any way connected to recent crimes."

Police are not saying much about the suspects, but no arrests have been made.

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5/27/09
Lubbock Police investigating assault turned homicide
Miguel Deleon, 22, died Wednesday after being severely beaten late Sunday night. 

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