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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Gutierrez, Ruben
TDCJ Number 999308
Date of Birth 06/10/1977
Date Received 05/14/1999
Age (when Received) 21
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 8
Date of Offense 09/05/1998
  Age (at the time of Offense) 21
  County Cameron
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5' 10"
  Weight 155
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Lee
  Native State Florida

Prior Occupation
fork lift operator, laborer

Prior Prison Record

Summary of Incident
On 09/05/98 in Brownsville, Gutierrez and co-defendants, Rene Garcia and Pedro Gracia Garza, Jr., fatally injured an 85-year old Hispanic female in her home. The victim was the owner of a mobile home park. The victim was in her mobile home, which she also used as an office at the time of the offense. Gutierrez and his co-defendants entered into the victim's office with the intent to rob the victim of money she kept in a safe. Upon entering into the office, the victim was struck one time in the head, with the intent of knocking the victim out. When the victim struggled, she was repeatedly struck in the head multiple times with blows from fist and steel toe shoes. The victim was also stabbed multiple times in the head with a screwdriver. Autopsy reports indicate that multiple head bashing resulted in broken cheekbones and damage to the brain, resulting in death. The subject and the codefendant fled the victim's reasoned with a minimum of $56,000.

Garcia, Rene;
Garza, Pedro

Race and Gender of Victim
Hispanic female