32-year-old Pamela Cabriales, who was a mother of a six-year-old boy, was brutally killed by two teenagers while she was sitting in her Land Rover.
After the horrific killing, the suspects, who were 14 and 18 years old fled the scene but were soon caught by the police during the chase after them.
Pamela was rushed to the hospital, but unfortunately, she was pronounced dead. Her family was devastated. They still can’t understand why someone would kill their sister and daughter and leave her little son without his mother.
Speaking to KDVR News, Pamela’s grieving brother, Alex, said: “It was inhumane what they did to my sister. It was terrible. I mean I don’t want to be graphic, but I was at the hospital with her. The whole top of her head was blown off, her brain was exposed. The community needs to know what these people did. My sister was beautiful.”
This, unfortunately, isn’t the first and only tragedy the family has suffered. Alex revealed that back in 1994, their brother died in a similar manner. He was shot and killed when he was just 14 years old.
Family members of Pamela Cabriales make their plea for justice after @DenverDAsOffice announced Monday that a 14-year-old male juvenile and 18-year-old Neshan Johnson would be charged with her murder. Cabriales was shot Feb. 20 while sitting in her car. @CBSDenver @ConorMcCueTV pic.twitter.com/NDC1SLY5LK
— Robert G. (@_rgski) March 2, 2021
Pamela was killed on February 20, and Alex is now asking from the community to come together. He told KDVR News: “This is a call to action. (Denver prosecutor) Beth McCann has the power to make sure these two individuals never walk free a day in their life and don’t kill anyone else. It’s not even for us. It’s for the community, for other families. We don’t want other families to go through.”
Alex added: “We didn’t speak up or say anything then. It got swept under the rug. I know the head of the DA’s office believes in rehabilitation, especially with minors. but there are just some individuals you cannot offer rehabilitation to. You need to look at severity of crime, their record.”
— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) March 1, 2021
A GoFundMe page has been set up in order to help secure Pamela’s son’s financial security. So far, around $63.000 have been raised.
Rest in peace, Pamela.