Father Kills Two Over Daughter's Lesbian Relationship

Austin police say a man upset over his teenage daughter's lesbian relationship shot to death her 24-year-old girlfriend and the girlfriend's mother.

Forty-five-year-old Jose Alfonso Aviles has been charged with capital murder. Police say 24-year-old Norma Hurtado and 57-year-old Maria Hurtado were shot to death Monday night.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that police and court documents say Aviles' daughter was in the home at the time and found the two after the shooting.

Aviles was arrested Tuesday morning in a wooded area in nearby Bexar County. Austin police Sgt. Hector Reveles said Aviles was expected to be transferred to the Travis County jail Wednesday. Reveles had no information on an attorney.

The Travis County district attorney's office has not determined whether the case will be classified as a hate crime.

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