- Jessica Garza, a 41-year-old mother, was dragged by her car during an assault.
- Marcus Brock, 55, stole Garza’s car as he was escaping from a store robbery.
- Garza became tangled in the seat belt outside the car and was dragged for several blocks.
Jessica Garza, a mother, was murdered when an African-American thief tried to steal her car in Texas. Garza, 41, was dragged by her own car when 55-year-old Marcus Brock pulled her out of the vehicle and she was left hanging by the seat belt, but outside of the car as the man accelerated at full speed until he crashed.
The murder of Jessica Garza has outraged and infuriated the Hispanic community in Houston, Texas because of the brutality with which she died during the robbery carried out by Marcus Brock. The African American attacked the woman in front of her daughter’s eyes. The young woman, who was leaving work, saw her mother die as she was dragged down the street.
Jessica Garza dies after being dragged during a robbery
Marcus Brock is already being held at the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas, charged with the charge of capital murder heard the death of Jessica Garza. According to Texas State Penal Code The capital murder charge is the only crime punishable by the death penalty for anyone who is found guilty after a trial.
Judge Nikita Harmon of the 176th Criminal District Court in Harris County received the case of Marcus Brock for the murder of Jessica Garza and granted the man the right to face his case on bail after the payment of one million dollars and which, as of this writing, has not been paid and the accused remains in detention.
The sudden attack on Jessica Garza by Marcus Brock
According to the documents of the case, consulted by MundoHispánico in Texas, last Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. Jessica Garza went to pick up her daughter from work at a church located on Uvalde Road almost on the corner of Granada Street in the eastern metropolitan area of Houston.
Jessica Garza was sitting in her car outside the Uvalde Baptist Church, when suddenly the African American Marcus Brock came running and took her out of his truck in a violent way, the man got into the car and accelerated at full speed taking the woman dragged by the via.
Marcus Brock escaped after stealing a phone
Marcus Brock chose Jessica Garza’s truck in a desperate attempt to escape another crime. The African American was fleeing a robbery at the auto parts store that was across the street from Uvalde Baptist Church. Brock just stole, according to authorities, a cell phone from the auto parts store.
Jessica Garza was violently thrown out of her truck by African-American Marcus Brock, who got in, closed the door and sped down Uvalde Road, escaping from customers and employees of the auto parts store. However, Jessica Garza was left hanging outside her car because she got caught in her seat belt.
Jessica Garza is trapped outside by the seat belt
When the African American Marcus Brock closed the door, and before accelerating, a part of the seat belt was outside the truck. Jessica Garza was stuck with that part of the leash. Brock accelerated the truck as Garza’s daughter, who was exiting the Uvalde Baptist Church, watched as her mother was dragged down the street.
Marcus Brock was speeding up the Uvalde Road, driving erratically without being able to control the truck. Meanwhile, Jessica Garza was dragged on the pavement to the astonishment of the witnesses. The deadly escape attempt ended when the African American crashed the woman’s truck into other cars.
Marcus Brock dragged Jessica Garza several blocks
Several people who witnessed Marcus Brock’s brutal run on Uvalde Road called the emergency number of the Houston Police Department (HPD) to report in astonishment how Jessica Garza was dragged down the street.
After hitting other cars, the African-American Marcus Brock jumped out of the car and tried to escape after the commotion he caused, leaving behind the body of Jessica Garza. The thief tried to lose himself from the authorities by hiding in a wine and liquor store which he ran into before the astonished gaze of the employees.
The killer tries to escape a second time
Some employees noticed that Marcus Brock entered the store with bloody clothes, beaten and was looking for the back door of the business towards an alley to escape the authorities. However, in a gesture of civilian character and courage, some employees went after the African American and held him until the first HPD patrols arrived.
The body of Jessica Garza, a mother of three, was left outside in the street after being dragged several blocks. The chaos that Marcus Brock caused upset life in that neighborhood in East Houston with pain and amazement when the identity of the innocent Hispanic victim was revealed.
The terrible death was captured on video
When the first paramedics of the Houston Fire Department (HFD) arrived at the crime scene and could do nothing to help Jessica Garza and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Employees at the liquor and wine store alerted HPD that they had captured African-American Marcus Brock.
HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division officers who arrived on the scene to investigate the crime were able to retrieve footage from security cameras from various businesses on Uvalde Road showing the dramatic manner in which Jessica Garza died dragged by his truck being driven by Marcus Brock.
“She was a wonderful mother, wife, daughter”
Marisa Garza, the daughter of Jessica Garza who saw her mother die, opened the account In Memory of Jessica Garza Godinez (In memory of Jessica Garza Godinez) in the social network of economic support Go Fund Me to ask for solidarity from the community to be able to pay for funeral services and bury her mother.
“Our dear Jessica Garza Godinez recently passed away… she was a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, aunt, catechist and friend who touched the lives of many around her. She leaves behind three children, her husband, family and friends ”wrote Marisa Garza when remembering her mother.
“Life without my mother will be a challenge”
Marisa Garza assured that “life without my mother will be a challenge” and explained that Jessica Garza raised her to be a “strong woman and I know that the Lord will continue to give me strength in the midst of this tragedy. I have to be strong for my two little brothers and for my beloved father ”wrote the girl.
According to Marisa Garza, her mother Jessica Garza was a “loving, kind, outgoing, cheerful, dedicated and hardworking person… she taught all of her children that whatever we did, we should always do it to the best of our abilities. We will continue to live as she taught us, ”said Marisa Garza, remembering her mother.
An area of ”pure criminals and drug addicts”
Salvador Arenas, a 63-year-old immigrant from Mexico who owns a taqueria on Uvalde Road, assured in an interview with MundoHispánico in Texas that crime has skyrocketed in that area of Houston and, above all, neighbors and merchants suffer from the violent robberies. That is why he asks for more security in the area.
“I have clients who came at night to have dinner with their family, and they have stopped for fear of assaults… I have been robbed twice at dawn after closing the business, my waitresses too. This is already an area of pure criminals and drug addicts who can kill you for taking 20 dollars or your cell phone, ”says Salvador Arenas.
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