A San Benito teen is dead 8 days after being stabbed at a graduation party where he and his older brother were involved in an altercation.
Christopher Gallegos, 19, who was reported to be unresponsive for nearly 16-minutes before doctors were able to revive him last week, was put on life support but succumbed to his injuries Monday evening, a family member confirmed.
Two individuals, 18-year olds Blas Villasana and Marco Daz Alaniz were arrested on Aggravated Assault charges last week in connection with the stabbing, however Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio stated that in fact the charges would be raised to Capital Murder if Gallegos did not survive his injuries. The Sheriff was not available for comment at press time Tuesday afternoon.
The incident, which occurred on the 3000 block of McCullough Street in the early morning hours of June 7, happened during a fight at a graduation party where Gallegos and his brother, 21-year old Sergio Gallegos were both injured. Sergio Gallegos, who turns 21-years old today, was reportedly hit over the head with a Bacardi bottle, while Christopher was stabbed in the chest area.
Sergio was released the same day, however, Christopher was left in a drug-induced coma after losing almost 90% of his blood, a family member said.
The Sheriff’s department had originally stated that Christopher was in critical, but stable condition, however a family member noted, “I wouldn’t exactly call it stable.”
It has been reported that another individual was arrested in connection with the charges, which again should now be brought up to Murder, however the NEWS was unable to confirm as of press time.
A fundraiser to help cover funeral expenses is expected to be held at 4:30 today in front of the Jack in the Box on Sam Houston Street, and continue throughout the week.