Report shines light into deadly day in Edinburg

Aaron Cortez made the right decision.

When the registered nurse and Army reservist noticed that 19-year-old Rebecca Lee Cantu’s toddler looked a lot like her stepfather, 58-year-old Saul Ramon Avila, he began asking questions.

Rebecca resisted at first, but eventually the young woman confided in the 30-year-old: Avila had been sexually abusing her since she was 14. Not only did her mother, 48-year-old Magdalena Cantu, know about it, Rebecca told Aaron, she was complicit in the abuse.

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