It was Election Day in 2008 and Abigail Cortes and her mom were watching the election results. Both were upset that Cortes’ brother, Elio Zapote, had wanted to visit a friend at UTD that night instead of watching the results with them.
Sometime that Tuesday evening the phone rang, and Cortes picked up. Zapote’s friend was frantic on the other end.
“They’ve got him. They’ve got him,” the friend yelled.