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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Diaz, Arturo Eleazar
TDCJ Number 999345
Date of Birth 12/27/1975
Date Received 2/20/2000
Age (when Received) 24
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 7
Date of Offense 04/03/1999
  Age (at the time of Offense) 23
  County Hidalgo
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5' 8"
  Weight 200
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Hidalgo
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation

Prior Prison Record
#706353 on a 7-year sentence for Criminal Mischief and Theft; on 11/24/97 released on Mandatory Supervision.

Summary of Incident
On 04/03/99, in the nighttime, in McAllen, Texas, Diaz and one co-defendant, murdered one male by stabbing him 94 times in the upper chest with a knife at the victim's apartment and stabbed another male, who was also at the apartment, two times in the face. Diaz and the co-defendant went to the apartment trying looking for drugs and also intended to rob the victim. Diaz and the co-defendant robbed the victim of an unknown amount of money and fled the scene by vehicle.

Cardova, Jose Luis

Race and Gender of Victim
(Race unknown) male