In Loving Memory
In 2003, twenty-one-year-old Angie Leon of Nampa, Idaho was murdered by her estranged husband, Abel Leon, a known criminal alien. Over a five year period, Leon had 59 contacts with law enforcement almost all resulted in an arrest. Thirty-five concerned domestic abuse complaints involving Angie, her children or a family member. Angie told the authorities numerous times Leon would kill her.
On the morning of May 19th, Angie’s mom, Sylvia, came to drive Angie to work. A call from a pay phone on caller id indicated to Angie another unwanted visit and confrontation with Abel was imminent. Angie, frantic, tried to force her mother to flee with the children. While Angie’s children and mother watched, Abel dragged Angie back into her apartment at gunpoint. Abel shot her twice in the head and once in the chest at close range. Sylvia called 911 from her car, but the police were too late to prevent the murder of the lovely young mother of three. Angie died from her injuries. Abel was convicted of Angie’s murder and is serving a fixed life sentence.
From this tragedy, Advocates Against Family Violence was born.