Friends, family remember young mother fatally stabbed at bus stop
Megan Hernandez, 17 allegedly stabbed to death by father of her young daughter one year ago
SAN ANTONIO – Friends and family of Megan Hernandez gathered at the Southside bus stop Wednesday afternoon where the young mother was murdered one year ago.
The 17-year-old was stabbed to death Dec. 3, 2013, at the bus stop directly across from her school, Por Vida Academy as she held her daughter in her arms. The child was rescued by a friend who took the girl to safety.
The attacker was Megan's ex-boyfriend and the father of their 1-year-old daughter, 17-year-old Eduardo Reyes.
The young couple had been together about 2 years before the fatal stabbing occurred.
A few days before her murder, Reyes went to the Hernandez home and threatened to kill Megan and her new boyfriend. He then cut his hands with a knife before Megan's dad made Reyes leave.
The couple had a troubled relationship and friends said Reyes was frequently abusive to Hernandez.
"I didn't think it would come to this, but it did," Virginia Hernandez, Megan's mom, said. "You never know what's going to happen."
Virginia Hernandez said she wanted her daughter's friends to come together to honor Megan's memory but she also wanted them to hear a message from a survivor of domestic violence.
She wants all young women to know they can ask for help if they find themselves in an abusive relationship.
"You need to tell someone if you're being abused," Hernandez said. "Say something, somebody could help. There's a lot of people out there that will help you."
Eduardo Reyes remains behind bars, his murder trial is set to begin on Feb. 2.
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