Tedderick Batiste was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for a robbery murder. According to court documents Tedderick Batiste would attempt to steal the victims car and in the process would shoot and kill Horace Holiday. Tedderick Batiste would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
Tedderick Batiste 2021 Information
|Name||Batiste, Tedderick R.|
|Date of Birth||12/30/1987|
|Age (when Received)||23|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||10|
|Date of Offense||04/19/2009|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||22|
|Height (in Feet and Inches)||6′ 1″|
|Weight (in Pounds)||195|
Tedderick Batiste More News
A Houston death row inmate who admitted to killing a man over flashy car rims lost out on a federal appeal Friday despite claims of bad lawyering and brain damage.
Former gang member Teddrick Batiste was sent to death row in 2011 for the slaying of Horace Holiday, who was gunned down outside a gas station along Eastex Freeway, according to court records.
Just after 3 a.m. one night in 2009, Batiste and an accomplice started trailing their target’s white Cadillac, planning to steal the car and its spinning rims as Holiday left a club.
The then-23-year-old opened fire on the Cadillac as Holiday drove down the highway. When the wounded man got off the road to get help, he careened into a gas pump at a nearby convenience store, then got out and tried crawling to safety.
Batiste followed and continued shooting. Police heard the gunfire and rushed to the scene, just in time to spot Batiste driving off in his victim’s car
The fleeing killer led officers on an 8-mile high-speed chase before he was captured. Afterward, he confessed to his crimes and admitted his role as the triggerman.
The slaying that could send him to the death house came weeks after a robbery and another capital murder, cases the jury heard about during the punishment phase of the Harris County trial.
In March of that same year, Batiste and two other men toting semi-automatics stormed into the Phat Kat Tats tattoo shop and held a family at gunpoint as they stole electronics and tattoo machines.
Then in early April, Batiste and two accomplices robbed Black Widow tattoo parlor, firing 16 shots and killing the owner.
But the court also heard about Batiste’s better side – his diligent work on a forging crew, his role as a father and his “caring” nature as an older brother. Batiste told the court how he planned to step back from his role in the gang and be a positive influence in prison if he got a life sentence.
The jury voted for death after just over 2 hours of deliberation. When the court announced the verdict, the condemned man’s mother screamed and pleaded just outside the courtroom.
“I’m sorry for what my baby did,” she shouted. “I’m sorry! I’m sorry