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Joseph Gamboa was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for a robbery double murder. According to court documents Joseph Gamboa and Jose Najera would enter a business and shoot three people, two males and one female, both males would die from their injuries. Joseph Gamboa would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death

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Joseph Gamboa 2021 Information

NameGamboa, Joseph
TDCJ Number999526
Date of Birth09/11/1982
Date Received06/29/2007
Age (when Received)24
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)9th Grade
Date of Offense06/24/2005
 Age (at the time of Offense)22
 Hair ColorBlack
 Height (in Feet and Inches)5′ 3″
 Weight (in Pounds)145
 Eye ColorBrown
 Native CountyBexar
 Native StateTexas

Joseph Gamboa More News

On the night of June 23, 2005, Ramiro “Ram” Ayala, the owner of a San Antonio bar named Taco Land, was working alongside employees Denise Koger and Douglas Morgan. Shortly after the bar opened, between 10:00 and 11:00 in the evening, appellant and Jose Najera entered the bar. Neither man was known to the employer or his staff. Patrons Paul Mata and Ashley Casas arrived at around 11:30 p.m. They purchased a couple of beers and began a game of pool. Shortly afterwards, appellant approached Paul, introduced himself as “Rick,” and asked to play pool. After Paul and Ashley finished their game, appellant and Paul began to play. Another patron, Anita Exon, left around midnight and remembered seeing two Hispanic males who remained at the bar.

At some point during the pool game, appellant approached Ram and began to argue. Appellant then put a gun to Ram’s stomach and shot him. Paul and Ashley hid in a nearby closet. Douglas and Denise hid behind the bar, only to be confronted later by appellant. Appellant told Douglas to open the cash register, but he was unable to do so. Appellant then shot him and had Denise open the cash register. After she retrieved the money, appellant demanded any money that was not kept in the register. While Denise was complying, appellant shot her in the back and commenced kicking her in the head. He then picked up Douglas and shot him again.

Shortly afterwards, appellant and Najera left the bar. Denise was able to telephone 911 for help while Paul attempted to render aid to Ram and assist Denise with the phone call. Ram died that same night; Douglas lived for three more weeks before succumbing to his injuries.

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