NEW YORK POST – An 18-year-old girl committed suicide in front of her family at their Texas home after what relatives say were months of relentless torment on social media.
Brandy Vela sent an email to her family on Tuesday to let them know she planned to kill herself. They immediately hurried to their Texas City house to find her alive, with a gun pressed to her chest, but they could not convince her to put the firearm down, according to news station KHOU.
Vela’s parents and grandparents were at the home when she fatally shot herself. Her father, Raul Vela, broke down as he recounted his blue-eyed daughter’s final moments.
“We tried to persuade her to put the gun down but she was determined,” he told KHOU. “She said she’d come too far to turn back. It was very unfortunate that I had to see that. It’s hard when your daughter tells you to turn around. You feel helpless.”