Suspect's family 'shocked and destroyed' by crime at Spring HS

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by Shern-min Chow / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on September 4, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 4 at 11:30 PM

SPRING, Texas -- Luis Alonso Alfaro, 17, was charged with killing a classmate Wednesday at Spring High School by stabbing him to death.

Harris County Sheriff’s deputies said the teen confessed to the crime. He said nothing as reporters tossed out questions to him while deputies walked him to a waiting car at the Criminal Investigations Bureau.

His stepfather had a lot to say from his home in Spring, even though he didn't want to be identified.

First and foremost, he had a message for the victim's family.

“I'll probably go meet them and say my prayers and share my thoughts and say I’m sorry for whatever altercation happened,” said Alfaro’s stepfather.

All four victims had been stabbed. Three were treated and released from area hospitals.

The stepfather did not know where the teen got the knife used in the attack.

“He didn't have one at the house. We checked his room, we checked everything,” said Alfaro’s stepfather.

The family said Luis worked part-time at a fast food restaurant, went to school, came home and didn't have any issues. They were stunned. His mother was reportedly “devastated and destroyed.”

Alfaro’s stepfather was sensitive to critics who may point the finger at the parents.

“It's not our fault. It's not parenting,” said Alfaro’s stepfather. “You can't monitor your kids 24-7.”

He said Luis will likely pay the price for the crime.

The stepfather did not believe the brawl was gang-related.

“I don’t believe that,” said Alfaro’s stepfather.

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