On Thursday, Gilbert Collins, 32, and his girlfriend, Lisa Ann Rasberry, 27, were formally charged in the slaying of Monica Soto of Fort Worth.
The victim's family learned about her death on Facebook.
When Monica wasn’t home from the Main Street Arts Festival by 3 a.m. April 22, her concerned mother called her cellphone to check on her.
“She said, ‘I’m at IHOP mom.’ She said, ‘I’m eating. I’m OK,’” recounted the oldest of Soto’s sisters, Tiffany Martinez.
Several hours later, a family member logged on to Facebook to find that someone had posted on her sister’s page, “RIP Moni.”
-- Bill Miller