Death Row Information
|Name||Garza, Joe Franco|
|Date of Birth||8/21/1971|
|Age (when Received)||28|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||9 years|
|Date of Offense||12/31/1998|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||27|
Prior Prison Record
TDC #619495, rec'd on 6/25/92 on a 9-year sentence from Lubbock County for 1 count of Burglary of a Habitation, released on parole on 11/6/1992, returned on 10/5/1993 as a parole violator, released on Mandatory Supervision to Lubbock County on 1/30/1998.
Summary of Incident
Convicted in the December 31, 1998 choking death of a 26-year-old Hispanic male. Garza and the victim were partying in the victim's vehicle when Garza choked him to death with a rope and took his vehicle and money. Garza then dumped the victim's body on the street and fled the scene.
Race and Gender of Victim