Arturo Aranda was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for the murder of a law enforcement officer. According to court documents Arturo Aranda and his brother were driving a station wagon with over five hundred pounds of marijuana in the back when they were pulled over by the law enforcement officer. Arturo Aranda would open fire and would strike and kill the officer. Arturo Aranda would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
Arturo Aranda 2022 Information
SID Number: 01356345
TDCJ Number: 00000636
Name: ARANDA,ARTURO D
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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The record reveals that Laredo police officer Candelario Viera, on patrol about midnight July 31, 1976, observed a station wagon with out-of-town license plates traveling toward the Rio Grande River banks. Being an experienced narcotics officer, and familiar with the area, he knew the vehicle was heading toward a known narcotics crossing point. The station wagon arrived at the river. Two persons emerged and walked to the water’s edge. After a few moments, the two men returned to the vehicle and drove it to the water. Subsequently, Viera saw the station wagon leave the river, noting, however, it rode lower than it had on its arrival. He also saw several burlap sacks in the station wagon which had not been there before. Viera followed the vehicle and radioed for assistance to make a stop. At a city intersection Laredo police officer Pablo Albidrez stopped his patrol car in front of the station wagon and Viera pulled his car up behind it. In the ensuing shootout, Albidrez was mortally wounded. Appellant was arrested and later identified in court as having fired the fatal bullet.
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There needs to be a review of this case and my MY grandfather has been sitting on edge anxiety of death in his head for over 40 years is mental torture of a system who frowns on killing of people. If there is anyone out there willing to help please let us the family know so we can get this process on the road. Please and thank you.
I don’t understand why he is still taking in oxygen. It needs to be reviewed to find out why it is taking so long to put him down. Texas is usually much faster than this.
And what about the bereaved wife and children of the officer he killed? They have had to grow up without their dad. What makes your murdering dad so special?