BEAT to demand justice for Gonzalez case

Shane Finneran

People upset with the handling of the Diana Gonzalez case plan to march from City College to the San Diego County District Attorney’s office on Thursday Dec. 9.

A flyer created by City College student group Bringing Education and Activism Together (BEAT) said the protest aims to “remind the D.A. that we want justice for Diana and assistance for her family.”

Larissa Dorman, faculty adviser for BEAT, said members of Gonzalez’s family will take part in the protest.

In a recent interview with City Times, Gonzalez’s father Jose expressed frustration with both the district attorney’s office and with security at City College.

“In the first place, I would have wished for the D.A. to investigate the case more,” Jose Gonzalez said. “And secondly, I put my entire trust in the school, thinking that there would be more security, but unfortunately we came to realize that that isn’t so.”

Diana Gonzalez was murdered at City College on Oct. 12. Three weeks earlier, according to a police report she had filed, Gonzalez had been assaulted, abducted and raped by her estranged husband, Armando Perez.

Perez was jailed after Gonzalez filed the police report, but prosecutors did not file charges against him and he was released. Perez is now suspected of killing Gonzalez and is believed to have fled to Mexico.

The procession will begin at 3 p.m. on campus and proceed to the district attorney’s office at 330 West Broadway Ave.

For more information visit BEAT’s Facebook page at SD Beat.