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Uvalde School Shooter’s Mom Arrested For Allegedly Threatening To Kill Someone

Oklahoma City, OK – The mother of the Robb Elementary School gunman has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill a man during a domestic disturbance on Wednesday.

Adriana Martinez Reyes, 40, was arrested on Jan. 4 on charges of threatening to perform an act of violence and assault and battery, the Uvalde Leader-News reported.

Oklahoma City Police said they responded to a local residence shortly before 10 a.m. and spoke to a male victim who claimed he was “terrified” Reyes would murder him in his sleep because she had allegedly threatened to kill him, according to NBC News.

Officers then spoke with Reyes, who denied the allegations.

But a witness piped up and told police the claims the male victim made were true and that the witness had even heard Reyes making the threats, according to police.

Reyes was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail, where she remained behind bars on a $1,000 bond on Friday, NBC News reported.

According to the arrest report, police also responded to the home for a report of domestic violence on Jan. 1, the Uvalde Leader-News reported.

Reyes allegedly told police during that encounter that she was the mother of the Uvalde shooter, according to KBTX.

Twenty-one victims were killed in the May 24, 2022 attack.

Nineteen of the victims were children.

The 18-year-old gunman was fatally shot by police.

Reyes was arrested by Uvalde police on June 21, 2022 – less than a month after the massacre – on charges of driving with an invalid license and criminal trespass, the Uvalde Leader-News reported.

As she was leaving the Uvalde County Jail that July, family members of the victims confronted her, and some accused her of being the “mother of a murderer,” the Uvalde Leader-News reported.

Others asked her what might have led to her son’s decision to gun down schoolchildren and teachers, according to the news outlet.

“You have no right to judge my son!” Reyes told the mob, according to the Uvalde Leader-News. “No, you don’t! May God forgive y’all!”

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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