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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Medina, Hector Rolando
TDCJ Number 999547
Date of Birth 08/24/1979
Date Received 03/09/2009
Age (when Received) 29
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 9th Grade
Date of Offense 03/04/2007
  Age (at the time of Offense) 27
  County Dallas
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5' 7"
  Weight 130
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County San Miguel
  Native State El Salvador

Prior Occupation
Laborer, Fork Lift

Prior Prison Record
No previous arrest.

Summary of Incident
On March 4, 2007, police responded to a call of shots that had been fired to find the subject lying in the front yard with a gunshot wound to the neck and a 25 caliber pistol lying next to him on the ground. Police then checked the residence and found the victim Javier Medina three (3) year old Hispanic male son and Diana Medina eight (8) month old Hispanic female daughter shot in the residence. The victim Diana Medina was deceased and Javier Medina was brain dead at this time. Witnesses were contacted and advised police that the subject was seen in the front yard when he shot himself with the handgun. The subject was arrested at the hospital and transferred to Dallas County Jail one (1) week later.

Co-Defendants
None

Race and Gender of Victim
One (1) three year old Hispanic male son and one (1) eight month old Hispanic female daughter.