The California teenager blasted to dying throughout a screening of violent crime film “The Ceaselessly Purge” was on a primary date with a younger TikTok star who could now be mind lifeless, her grieving dad has revealed.
“She was so f—ing completely happy,” personal eye David Goodrich informed DailyMail.com of his 18-year-old daughter Rylee Goodrich.
“I might inform she actually, actually preferred this boy. And he actually, actually preferred her,” he stated of his daughter’s new beau, Anthony Barajas, 19, who he revealed was shot via the attention within the assault in Corona Monday night time.
“They have been so excited for his or her first date,” he stated of the younger lovebirds who met on July Fourth however had by no means earlier than been out alone. “She curled her hair all fairly,” he recalled.
Barajas, a TikTok character with greater than 1 million followers, took Goodrich to “her favourite restaurant” earlier than they went to see the most recent installment of “The Purge,” the dad stated.
The teenager had been texting her mom proper up till the second the pair have been each shot within the head, the dad stated.
“She texted my spouse how boring and silly it was, how she didn’t just like the film,” he stated of the flick, which portrays a dystopian America the place homicide is authorized every year for 12 hours.
“That was the final we heard from her,” Goodrich informed the outlet of his “pleasure and pleasure.”
His daughter died immediately after she was shot “point-blank behind her head,” the dad stated.
“She by no means even had an opportunity … Then he shot her new boyfriend behind his head,” he stated.
“I don’t know in the event that they’ve taken him off life assist however I feel he’s mind lifeless,” Goodrich informed the outlet.
Simply six tickets have been offered for the screening, and the younger couple’s our bodies have been solely found as soon as the flick had ended.
A 20-year-old man, Joseph Jimenez, was arrested at his house in Corona late Tuesday and charged with homicide, tried homicide and theft within the case, cops stated.
A gun matching the caliber of the homicide weapon was discovered at his house, Corona Police Division stated in a press launch — saying that “there isn’t a identified motive and it seems to be an unprovoked assault.”
Officers additionally discovered the teenager women’ pockets on the home, her father informed the Mail, claiming that Jiminez has claimed to have been listening to voices, which the dad believes is a bid to start out an madness protection.
Goodrich conceded that he “rolled my eyes” when his daughter first informed him her new beau was a TikTok star — however he received him over when he purchased the entire household souvenirs from a latest journey to Hawaii.
“It was the sweetest factor I’ve ever seen [a teenager] do,” he stated, saying that additional chats about how Barajas had monetized his on-line presence made him understand “he had his head screwed on straight.”
“I’m actually protecting and I needed her to satisfy a man who’s going to be compassionate and delicate … and he appeared like that man,” Goodrich stated.