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Anthony Medina Texas Death Row

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Anthony Medina was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for the murders of two children. According to court documents Anthony Medina was involved in a drive by shooting that would take the lives of a nine year old boy and a fifteen year old girl. Anthony Medina was arrested, convicted and sentenced to death

Anthony Medina 2022 Information

SID Number:    05183355

TDCJ Number:    00999204


Race:    H

Gender:    M

Age:    47

Maximum Sentence Date:    DEATH ROW       

Current Facility:    POLUNSKY

Projected Release Date:    DEATH ROW

Parole Eligibility Date:    DEATH ROW

Inmate Visitation Eligible:    YES

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Reviewed in the light most favorable to the verdict, Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U.S. 307, 99 S.Ct. 2781, 61 L.Ed.2d 560 (1979), Nelson v. State, 848 S.W.2d 126, 131 (Tex.Crim.App.1992), the evidence in appellant’s case establishes that shortly after midnight on January 1, 1996, appellant drove past the Rodriguez residence and opened fire into a crowd of children and teenagers standing in the well-lit front yard of the home.   The young people, mostly family, were attending a New Year’s Eve celebration.  Anthony Medina sprayed gunfire across the front yard and into the group of people at about five to seven feet from the ground and from only a few feet away from some of the victims.   Appellant’s gunfire struck several cars, the home, and three people.   Rocio Pedrosa was shot in the abdomen.   She survived.  

The capital murder victims-David Rodriguez, 8, and his sister Diane Rodriguez, 13-were nearest to appellant’s gunfire.   David sustained two fatal wounds;  one pierced his head while the other pierced his arm and traveled into his chest.   Diane sustained a non-fatal wound which pierced her right breast and a fatal wound which pierced her left shoulder and traveled into her neck.   The murder weapon was a Russian SKS assault rifle with eight and one quarter pounds trigger pull.   Johnny Valadez, who was in the car with appellant, testified that appellant affirmed that he had shot “her” because “he saw fat meat fly off.” 1

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