Obie Weathers was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for a robbery murder. According to court documents Obie Weathers would enter a bar and demand money from the bartender, when the bartender refused he was fatally shot. Obie Weathers would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
Obie Weathers 2021 Information
|Name||Weathers, Obie D.|
|Date of Birth||8/11/1981|
|Age (when Received)||20|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||11|
|Date of Offense||2/4/2000|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||18|
|Height (in Feet and Inches)||6′ 0″|
|Weight (in Pounds)||254|
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After a crime spree involving a string of burglaries, theft, one murder, and one sexual assault of an elderly man over the course of just a few months, one evening in February, 2000, Weathers entered Pierce’s Ice House, a tavern in San Antonio, Texas, wielding a handgun and concealing his face with a pillowcase with eyeholes cut out. Weathers informed the patrons that he intended to rob the ice house, but he told the three black men present to remain calm because he only wanted to rob the white individuals. Weathers robbed the white patrons, then ordered a waitress at gun point to empty the cash register. While the waitress was carrying the till to Weathers, she stumbled and Weathers pointed his gun at her head. At this time, one of the bar patrons, Ted Church (“Church”), swung at and grabbed Weathers. In the ensuing struggle, Weathers shot Church twice in the head and once in the abdomen. Weathers fled with over two-hundred dollars, but he was apprehended eleven days later and confessed to this and other crimes. Church was rushed to the hospital and underwent multiple surgeries, but he died weeks later from irreparable damage to his pancreas caused by the gunshot wound.
Weathers was indicted for the murder of Church on June 1, 2000, and a jury convicted him of capital murder in under three hours. After three days of testimony at the punishment phase of the trial—where the jury heard testimony from the prosecution about Weathers’s lengthy record of involvement in criminal conduct over a five year period from November 1995 to February 2000, as well as defense testimony from five character witnesses—they sentenced him to death.