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Florida Teen Couple Accused Of Covering Up Murder Of Girl's Father
Eveline Gainza allegedly told others that her father was in Cuba after her boyfriend, Demar Turruellas, fatally shot him in the back, according to police.
A teen girl in Florida is accused of helping her boyfriend cover up the murder of her own father, according to police.
Eveline Gainza, 17, and Demar Turruellas, 18, have both been arrested in connection with the death of Evelio Gainza, 63.
The victim’s daughter snuck out of the house on September 24 and took her dad’s Mercedes to pick up Turruellas and brought him back to their Miami-Dade home, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Oxygen.com.
Evelio, police said, did not approve of his daughter’s relationship with Turruellas.
When Turruellas arrived, he allegedly went upstairs and shot Evelio in the back, after which Turruellas and Eveline both allegedly dragged the body into the house’s master bedroom, police said.
“She and her boyfriend then placed miscellaneous towels and blankets on top of the victim’s body to conceal it,” the report said. “[Eveline Gainza] then cleaned the blood evidence at the scene by using bleach and paper towels in order to conceal the evidence.”
Police said that Eveline also collected multiple cases ejected by the handgun her boyfriend allegedly used to kill her father. Afterward, the couple allegedly handed over the murder weapon to a friend.
When asked where her father was, Eveline reportedly told someone that he was in Cuba.
His body, however, was discovered on Thursday after a concerned family member asked police to do a welfare check on the house.
Both Turruellas and Eveline Gainza have reportedly confessed.
Gainza, who was arrested at her mother’s house, was charged with accessory after the fact and tampering with physical evidence, while Turruallas has been charged with second-degree murder, among other charges.
"What is she doing? What was she thinking at that moment? What was she thinking? What was going through her mind?" Jacqueline Avila, Eveline’s mother, told WPLG in Miami. "I had no idea what they were planning on—what they were doing."
[Photo: Miami Dade Police Department]