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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Bernardo Aban Tercero
TDCJ Number 999369
Date of Birth 8/20/1976
Date Received 12/13/2000
Age (when Received) 23
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 7
Date of Offense 3/31/1997
  Age (at the time of Offense) 19
  County Harris
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5 ft 8 in
  Weight 168
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Chinadega
  Native State Nicaragua

Prior Occupation
auto mechanic, laborer

Prior Prison Record
None

Summary of Incident
On 3/31/1997, Tercero and one co-defendant entered the Park Avenue Cleaners and shot and killed an adult male in the presence of his 3 year old daughter. An unknown amount of cash was taken from the business and Tercero and his co-defendant fled the scene. Tercero further fled to Florida, while his co-defendant fled to Mexico.

Co-Defendants
Jorge Becencil Gonzales

Race and Gender of Victim
Unknown male