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Family in fear after suspect released

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A Dallas grandfather was murdered as his family watch. Now one of the teen suspects is out on bond with a reduced charge.

"When I found out I was so angry," said Jossie Cisneros.

She is very upset that 17-year-old Daniel Silverio was released from prison.

He was allegedly involved in an attack on her parents, her daughter and brother. The attack resulted in her father's murder.

Police said Silverio and five other teens forced their way into 66-year-old Lorenzo Moreno's home back in May. They wore ski masks, stole a TV and beat those inside.

One of the teens, Jose Alfaro, shot Moreno because he stepped in to try to protect his wife, police said.

Last week the District Attorney's Office reduced Silverio's charge from capital murder to burglary of habitation because of the type of evidence against him. He had to post only $250 to get out of jail.

"I lost my dad but he's walking around. He paid $250 and he's out. My dad was worth more than $250. He was worth a lot," Cisneros said.

The surviving family members are terrified, so much that Moreno's widow didn't want to show her face on camera.

"They let him out. I'm afraid," she said.

She lives with the image of her husband dying in her arms.

"I try to be strong, you know, but sometimes I just can't," she said.

The family is upset that no one from the DA's office told them about Silverio's release.

He is now facing up to 20 years behind bars if convicted of burglary.


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