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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Baltazar, John Richard
TDCJ Number 999257
Date of Birth 5/9/72
Date Received 3/13/98
Age (when Received) 25
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 9 years
Date of Offense 9/27/97
  Age (at the time of Offense) 25
  County Nueces
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5' 11"
  Weight 155
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Nueces
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation

Prior Prison Record
Received 10/1/92 at Nueces County Jail for 5 years on one count of burglary of a habitation and burglary of a building, released 4/14/93 under parole in absentia. TDCJ #682815, received 9/9/94 out of Nueces, on an 8 year sentence for burglary of a building and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, released on mandatory supervision to Nueces County on 7/22/97.

Summary of Incident
On 09/27/1997, Baltazar and one co-defendant kicked in the front door of a Corpus Christi home and began shooting. A five year old Hispanic female was struck by two bullets, causing her death. Another female and a male in the residence were struck by bullets, but survived the wounds.

Johnny Gonzales

Race and Gender of Victim
Hispanic female