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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Cantu, Ruben Montoya
TDCJ Number 804
Date of Birth 12/5/66
Date Received 9/10/85
Age (when Received) 18
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 9 years
Date of Offense 11/8/84
  Age (at the time of Offense) 17
  County Bexar
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5' 10"
  Weight 142
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Bexar
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation

Prior Prison Record

Summary of Incident
On 11/8/1984 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Cantu and one co-defendant broke into a home in San Antonio. They awakened two Hispanic males who were in the home and robbed them. Each victim sustained nine gunshot wounds. One victim died at the scene, and the other victim survived to testify against Cantu and his co-defendant.

David Garza

Race and Gender of Victim
Hispanic Male