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Kim Kardashian Asks For Uvalde Shooting Victim’s Father To Be Temporarily Released From Prison

Kim Kardashian Asks For Uvalde Shooting Victim’s Father To Be Temporarily Released From Prison

Eliahana Cruz Torres was one of 19 children murdered at their school in Texas

Kim Kardashian has urged police to temporarily release the father of one of the children who was killed in the school shooting in Texas last week.

Eliahana Cruz Torres was one of 19 children who were murdered when a gunman opened fire at the Robb Elementary School on 24 May.

Shortly after news of the shooting, the 10-year-old's family confirmed that she had sadly died.

Speaking to Associated Press, Eliahana’s aunt, Siria Arizmendi, a fifth-grade teacher, said: "She was very happy and very outgoing. She loved to dance and play sports. She was big into family, enjoyed being with the family."

Kardashian posted a photograph of Eliahana to her Instagram account today (2 June), demanding that the police allow her dad to attend her funeral and say goodbye.

Kim Kardashian has urged police to temporarily release Eliahana's dad.

The reality star wrote: "Her family are desperately hoping that her father, who is incarcerated for a non violent drug offence, be granted temporary release so that he can attend her funeral.

"So far their requests have been denied. I ask the Federal Bureau of Prisons to grant Eli Torres temporary release so that he can say his last goodbye to his baby girl. Every parent deserves that right."

As well as the children, two teachers, Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia, also lost their lives in the heinous attack.

And just two days after her death, the news broke that Ms Garcia's husband, Joe, also passed away.

Garcia's cousin, Debra Austin, shared news of his passing via a GoFundMe page dedicated to the pair.

After paying her respects to the teacher, she wrote: "I am equally devastated to report Irma's husband Joe has tragically passed away this morning (5/26/2022) as a result of a medical emergency.

"Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart and losing the love of his life of more than 30 years was too much to bear."

Uvalde schoolteacher Irma Garcia's husband has passed away two days after the shooting.
Jamie and Debra Austin/ Go Fund Me

John Martinez, Garcia's nephew, also tweeted: "EXTREMELY heartbreaking and come with deep sorrow to say that my Tia Irma’s husband Joe Garcia has passed away due to grief.

"I truly am at a loss for words for how we are all feeling. PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY, God have mercy on us, this isn’t easy."

The couple leave behind four children, including 15-year-old Lyliana, who visited the memorial site to pay tribute to her late parents. 

In a message to her dad, as seen by the Mirror, she said she wold continue to fight for her parents.

The teen said: "Dad, I know this was too much for you. Your heart could not take it.

"I will spend the rest of my life fighting for you and mum. Your names will not be forgotten. Your daughter, Lyliana."

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677 

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: US News