Friday, August 7, 2020

Man accused of killing 14-year-old after using Snapchat to lure him from Conn. home

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WCBS/CNN) – A 19-year-old man from Connecticut is charged with homicide within the demise by strangulation of a 14-year-old boy he had allegedly been speaking to by way of Snapchat.

Members of the family’ hearts are shattered after the demise of 14-year-old Jose Nunez. They are saying {the teenager} was lured out of his Bridgeport, Connecticut, dwelling round four a.m. Tuesday for intercourse with a person he had been speaking with on Snapchat.

“He’s gone, and we’re by no means going to see him once more. We’re by no means going to speak to him once more. I simply wish to maintain him and hug him and kiss him, and I can’t,” stated Wendy Rivera, the sufferer’s aunt.

Jose Nunez, 14, was a high school freshman who loved snakes, video games and basketball, according to his family.
Jose Nunez, 14, was a highschool freshman who beloved snakes, video video games and basketball, based on his household.(Supply: Household pictures/WCBS/CNN)

After waking as much as discover the entrance door large open, Jose’s household known as police to file a lacking particular person’s report. A day later, officers advised them the 14-year-old was lifeless.

“They advised us he was lifeless, they usually threw him away like a bit of rubbish,” Rivera stated.

Jose’s physique was present in a wooded space 20 miles away in Oxford, the place authorities arrested 19-year-old Diante Willoughby for his homicide. Police say the reason for demise was decided to be strangulation.

Diante Willoughby, 19, is charged with the murder of 14-year-old Jose Nunez. He is being held on a $2 million bond.
Diante Willoughby, 19, is charged with the homicide of 14-year-old Jose Nunez. He’s being held on a $2 million bond.(Supply: Bridgeport Police/Twitter)

“All through the course of the investigation, we had been carefully surveilling an individual of curiosity. That particular person was noticed on the scene of the physique… and he was taken into custody,” stated Bridgeport Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald. “He made admissions to his involvement within the demise.”

Jose’s household says Willoughby had supplied the 14-year-old cash prior to now for hugs and illicit pictures and that he typically visited the neighborhood and engaged with kids. Authorities additionally say the suspect is a former police explorer.

“He would purchase them Uber Eats. He would give them cash for something,” Rivera stated.

Because the household prepares to say goodbye to Jose, a highschool freshman who beloved snakes, video video games and basketball, the teenager’s stepfather, Higinio Campos, is pleading with dad and mom to watch what their kids are doing on social media earlier than it’s too late.

“Please, please don’t permit your youngsters to have Snapchat… Please get off of social media. The youngsters don’t want it,” Campos stated. “The older guys can simply manipulate kids. Handle your kids, please.”

Willoughby has been charged with homicide and is being held on a $2 million bond. Police haven’t stated if anybody else was concerned within the crime.

Anybody who feels they’ve been victimized by Willoughby prior to now or anybody with info concerning previous prison exercise involving him is requested to name police.

Copyright 2020 WCBS, Household pictures through CNN. All rights reserved.

— to www.valleynewslive.com

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