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Possible plea deal for suspect in 2011 Manassas shooting rampage

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MANASSAS, Va. -

“My sister can't even talk to me anymore, she can’t be my best friend that she was,” said Bonnie Bland as tears of pain run down her face as she talks about her sister's murder.

A plea deal is on the table for Jose Reyes Alfaro, the man who allegedly went on a shooting rampage in 2011 in the Georgetown South neighborhood of Manassas. Three people were killed and three more were seriously injured.

“Right now, I have no use for the justice system, I have no use for the [district attorney], I have no use for the law,” Bland said. “This has really let me down. I’m hurting so bad inside.”

The plea deal would give Reyes Alfaro life in prison without parole.

“But then he's going to get federal taxes and state taxes paid to where he can stay alive and he can smile every day. No! I can't deal with it,” cried Bland.

The alleged gunman was also a wanted illegal immigrant from El Salvador. Police say he killed his best friend Julio Ulloa, his ex-girlfriend Brenda Ashcraft and her son William.

William's wife, Tina Corum, was also shot.

“And I went to block the door, and when I did, he shot me,” said Tina. “He then turned the gun toward my now 18-year-old daughter, and she ducked to cover her head and the bullet grazed the top of her head.”

Tina and William's son, Chris Corum, was just 13 when he witnessed the bloodbath.

“I don't communicate with my family like I do anymore," said Chris. "It kind of broke us apart. It's kind of hard."

The family feels cheated by the legal system. A judge ruled Reyes Alfaro incompetent to stand trial.

“I want the death penalty,” said Tina. “I'd like to see him die.”

FOX 5 contacted Paul Ebert, the Commonwealth's Attorney for Prince William County, to ask him about the plea deal and the family's reaction. But he said he has no comment until after the hearing.


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