Son of San Antonio woman fatally stabbed makes disturbing discovery

Teen accused of killing Adriana Terry, 63

SAN ANTONIO - The son of a woman who was fatally stabbed said he found what he thought could be used as evidence against the teen accused of the murder.


Adriana Terry was killed in her home last week. Her son, J.P. Gonzalez ,said he started going through her house and her belongings.

Gonzalez said his mother treated the accused teen like a grandson. However, when he started to clear the 16-year-old-boy's room out, he said he made a disturbing discovery.

"These were butterfly knives," said Gonzalez. "Knives that looked like pendants."

Gonzalez said he found dozens of knives, an air gun and drug paraphernalia.

Gonzalez said he reported it to police right away and although police investigators said they couldn't use the items as evidence, he. said it showed that this teen was violent.

"It makes me realize what kind of a dangerous person my mother was letting live with her," said Gonzalez. "I would understand if he was a knife collector or if they were nice knives."

Gonzalez said his mother was found lying on the bathroom floor, covered in blood, and that she had been beaten and stabbed.

According to the police report, the teen told officers that he did it because "he loved his dad."

But in court on Thursday, the teen acted like he had no idea what the judge was talking about, leaving the family with many unanswered questions.

"Did his father say anything?" said Gonzalez. "Have the police questioned his father? Have they searched for him? Those are the types of questions we have, but we don't want to assume anything until we have real facts and we hope police pursue this to the end."

Terry's funeral has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. at the St. Rose of Lima Parish at 203 Santa Rosa De Lima Street in Benavides, TX.

Her rosary is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Garza Funeral home at 4571 South F.M. 1329 in San Diego, TX.

A memorial mass has been set up for Wednesday, Sept. 19 in San Antonio. It will be held at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church at 1710 Clower Street at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Gonzalez said the family is setting up a scholarship fund in her memory.

The fund is under the Adrian Carrillo Terry Scholarship Fund at USAA. The number there is 800-531-8722 and the account number is: 147520886.

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