Charles Thompson Texas Death Row

Charles Thompson On 04/30/98 in Houston, Thompson got into an argument with a white male and white female in her apartment. The night before officers had been called to the same address and had escorted Thompson away from the residence. Thompson returned early the next morning and kicked the door in. Thompson shot the male, […]

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Ruben Gutierrez Texas Death Row

Ruben Gutierrez On 09/05/98 in Brownsville, Gutierrez and co-defendants, Rene Garcia and Pedro Gracia Garza, Jr., fatally injured an 85-year old Hispanic female in her home. The victim was the owner of a mobile home park. The victim was in her mobile home, which she also used as an office at the time of the […]

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John Balentine Texas Death Row

John Balentine On 01/21/98 in Amarillo, Texas, Balentine fatally shot 3 white males, 17 year old Edward Mark Caylor, 15 year old Kai Brooke Geyer and 15 year old Steven Brady Watson, once each in the head with a 32-caliber pistol. Balentine entered the residence during the night, and committed the murders while the victims […]

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Richard Vasquez Texas Death Row

Richard Vasquez On 03/05/98, during the daytime, in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, Vasquez struck a 4 year old Hispanic female multiple times in the frontal part of her head with a closed fist. Vasquez then sent the victim outside to play, Vasquez took a nap. Later, Vasquez called the victim in from outside to […]

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Britt Ripkowski Texas Death Row

Britt Ripkowski On 12/22/97, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the subject strangled an adult white female, the mother of the 2-year old victim of the present offense. Ripkowski left her on the side of the road and then drove to Houston, Texas with her 2-year old daughter. The child was smothered by Ripkowski on Christmas […]

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Louis Perez Texas Death Row

Louis Perez on 09/10/98, in Austin, Texas, Perez entered the residence of a 38 year old white female and a her daughter, a 10 year old black female. Also occupying the home was a 30 year old white female. Perez struck the two adult victims on the head with a cast iron skillet, resulting in […]

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