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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Vasquez, Manuel
TDCJ Number 999336
Date of Birth 06/16/1968
Date Received 11/30/1999
Age (when Received) 31
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 8
Date of Offense 03/19/1998
  Age (at the time of Offense) 29
  County Bexar
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5' 8"
  Weight 195
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Jerome
  Native State Idaho

Prior Occupation
welder, carpenter, laborer

Prior Prison Record
TDCJ-ID #465603, 10-year sentence for 1 count of Aggravated Assault With Bodily Injury (involves the subject and 3 codefendants beating an adult white male and setting fire to his body, causing his death); 07/12/91 released on Mandatory Supervision; 06/15/93 returned Mandatory Supervision; 12/13/95 released Mandatory Supervision

Summary of Incident
On 03/19/98, in San Antonio, Texas, Vasquez and co-defendants strangled to death and robbed a 51-year old Hispanic female as an ordered hit from the Mexican Mafia because she was not paying 10 percent to the Mafia. The victim's partner was severely beaten but survived.

Co-Defendants
Lujan, Oligario
Cruz, Johnny Joe

Race and Gender of Victim
Hispanic female