(Trends Wide) — Manuela “Mona” Rodriguez, the 18-year-old who was shot by a school security guard in Long Beach last week, will be removed from life support on Tuesday. In addition, his organs will be donated, his family announced at a press conference.
“My sister still leaves one thing behind, the best of all: she is going to give life to about eight people. (Trends Wide) Another family is going to have another opportunity to fight, an opportunity that we did not have,” said Oscar Rodriguez, the brother. of Mona. “The whole hospital, the staff, the nurses, the doctors, today they are going to line up in the corridor and walk through my sister to where they are going to disconnect her and where they are going to operate her so that my sister can maybe save your life, and maybe your life too, “he said pointing to the people in the crowd.
“We want justice for my sister, we want the murderer to go to jail, we want prosecution to occur, we want my sister to rest in peace knowing that her murderer is behind bars,” Monda’s brother said.
In addition, he said that he met with the hospital staff. “They told me they were going to bury my sister with the bullet in her head,” he said with a pained expression. “They told me that the bullet used was a hollow point bullet and what happened was (that) on impact it exploded inside his brain and metal fragments bounced inside his head. For all who thought that my sister was not dead She has been dead since the day she was shot, “he said. “We artificially kept her alive so we could say goodbye to her.”
Omar Rodriguez wants justice for his sister. “This school security guard decided that he was going to be the judge, the jury and the executioner, is that what the United States is about? I say no. I hope he is listening to me,” he said, demanding justice. “We don’t deserve to be violated. My sister’s rights were violated, her life was taken. Does that seem fair? I say no. I say my sister was murdered.”
“It is a pity that this criminal, murderer, police officer, is not arrested. It is a pity that anyone who had done what he did would be in jail,” said Luis Carrillo’s family lawyer, asking that the school security guard take responsibility.
The events that ended with the young woman shot
A Millikan High School campus guard responded to an off-campus incident on Sept. 27, according to the Long Beach Unified School District.
“The preliminary investigation revealed that the school security guard was driving when he observed a physical altercation between an 18-year-old suspect and a 15-year-old juvenile victim, which occurred on the street,” said the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD , for its acronym in English). They say Rodriguez tried to flee the scene of the altercation in a sedan when the school security guard approached the vehicle and shot him, wounding the woman in the front seat.
Trends Wide has requested comment from the LBPD and the Los Angeles County attorney’s office on the status and details of the investigation.