Listing of Texas Death Row Inmates - G

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Tomas Gallo
On December 11, 2001, in Harris County, Texas, Gallo sexually assaulted a three-year-old girl then struck her in the head, resulting in her death.
Victim:  Destiny Marie Flores
Sentenced to Death 2/04.

Joseph Gamboa
Joseph Gamboa was convicted of capital murder in the June 24, 2005, murders of Taco Land bar owner Ramiro "Ram" Ayala, 72, and bar employee Douglas Morgan, 53. Another employee, Denise Koger, 41, was shot but survived.
Sentenced to Death 3/8/07.

Fernando Garcia
Fernando Garcia was convicted of the August 1987 rape, beating and strangulation of three-year-old Veronica Rodriguiz. The girl's body was found on August 31, 1987, wrapped in a sheet under a mattress in Garcia's garage apartment behind the house where she lived.
Sentenced to Death 12/89.
Update: 5th Circuit Tossed Death Sentence 10/16/07.

Frank Garcia
On March 29, 2001, in San Antonio, Texas, Garcia fatally shot two victims. The incident began as a domestic dispute between Garcia and his 21-year-old wife. The San Antonio Police Officer that responded to the disturbance call was the first victim. Garcia shot the officer three times, resulting in his death. Garcia then shot his wife six times resulting in her death. The couple's five-year-old daughter witnessed both murders. Garcia also shot and wounded the uncle of his wife during the incident.
Victims: San Antonia Police Officer Hector Garza - 48, Jessica Garcia - 21
Sentenced to Death 6/02.

Gustavo Garcia
Gustavo Garcia was convicted in the shotgun slaying of Craig Turski, 43, during the robbery of a beverage store. Turski, a store clerk, was shot in the head and right side.
Garcia was arrested following a second robbery at a Texaco station. Police found Garcia hiding in the beer cooler and his codefendant, Christopher Vargas, standing over the station attendant after he had been shot once in the back of the head.
Sentenced to Death 1/92.

Hector L. Garcia
Hector Garcia was convicted in the August 1989 killing of a 14-year-old boy during a convenience store robbery. The victim was waiting inside the store for his 17-year-old sister Adelmina Rios to get off from her job. Garcia put a gun to the boy's head and demanded Rios give him the money in the cash register. As Rios was emptying the register, Garcia reportedly shot the boy in the head. He then shot Rios in her stomach. She survived the stomach wound and later identified Garcia as the assailant. Garcia fled the scene in a car with three accomplices.
Victim: Eduardo Rios - 14
Sentenced to Death 10/90.

Joseph Garcia
On December 24, 2000, in Irving, Texas, Garcia and six codefendants fatally shot a 31-year-old police officer while on escape from the TDCJ Connally Unit.
Victim: Irving Police Officer Aubrey Hawkins
Sentenced to Death 2/03.

Juan Martin Garcia
During the night of September 17, 1998, in Houston, Garcia and three codefendants approached a man who was walking to his vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Garcia demanded the man's money and then shot him in the head with a .25 caliber pistol, killing him. Garcia took $8 in cash from the victim.
Victim: 32-year-old Hugo Solano
Sentenced to Death 6/00.

John Steven Gardner
On January 23, 2005, Gardner entered the residence of a 41-year-old woman with the intent to burglarize the home. During an altercation, Gardner shot the woman. She was transported via life flight and later died from her injuries.
Victim:  Tammy Gardner
Sentenced to Death 11/06.

Humberto Garza
On January 5, 2003, in Hidalgo County, Texas, Garza and 10 codefendants entered two private residences and fatally shot six men.
Victims: Jerry Eugene Hidalgo, Juan Delgado Jr., Juan Delgado III, Jimmy Almendarez, Ray Castillo,
Ruben Castillo
Sentenced to Death 3/05.

Joe Franco Garza Jr.
Garza was originally convicted and given the death penalty for the murder of 71-year-old preacher Silbiano Rangel.  Garza then robbed Rangel and stole his truck.  The sentence was overturned because evidence about Garza's troubled past was not allowed in.  Prosecutors presented evidence of Garza's violent behavior while in prison, trying to prove he was still a danger to others. 
Resentenced to Death in 2006.

Manuel Garza
On Feb. 2, 2001, in San Antonio, Garza shot and killed a San Antonio police officer with
the officer's gun, while the officer was attempting to arrest Garza on outstanding arrest warrants.
Victim: San Antonio Police Officer John Riojas
Sentenced to Death 11/02.

Robert Garza
On September 5, 2003, in Hidalgo County, Texas, Garza and codefendants killed four women by firing into the a car. It was later discovered that Garza and his codefendants were members of the Tri City Bomber Gang, carrying out orders to murder one of the women who was a witness to their weapons activity.
Victims: Celina Linares Sanchez, 21, Lourdes Yesenia Araujo Torres, 20,
Danitzene Lizeth Vasquez Beltran, 21, and Maria De La Luz Bazaldua Cobarrubias, 31.
Sentenced to Death 12/03.

Bill Gates
On December 12, 1999, in Houston, Gates entered the residence of a 41-year-old woman. He sexually assaulted her and then strangled and smothered her to death.
Sentenced to Death 02/01.

Milton Gobert
Gobert was convicted of capital murder amd semtenced to Death in the death of Mel "Nina" Cotton. Cotton, who suffered 107 stabbing and cutting wounds when she was killed Oct. 6, 2003. Cotton's then 5-year-old son, Demetrius, also was stabbed and choked that day.
Prosecutors have said that Gobert was angry at Cotton for helping his ex-girlfriend move out of Gobert's apartment, and that Gobert believed that some of his things were taken during that move.
Gobert told his family in a series of recorded jail phone calls that Cotton confronted him with a knife after he went to Cotton's apartment that night to continue a romantic relationship with her. He said that he stabbed her after gaining control of the knife and binding her with duct tape because he was afraid that she had a gun and would use it on him.
Gobert said the boy was stabbed by his mother during the fracas.
Bevel said that Demetrius' wounds were not consistent with someone who was accidentally stabbed. He said that the four wounds were in the same small spot on Demetrius' chest, likely because the boy was stationary when he was stabbed.
Demetrius, now 11, testified during the trial that he passed out after the man who attacked his mother had choked him and that he woke up to find a hole in his chest.
Sentenced to Death 3/10/09.

Ignacio Gomez
On November 23, 1996, in El Paso, Gomez fatally shot an 18-year old man and two 16-year old boys with a 357-caliber pistol. Gomez observed the three walking down the road near his mother's residence. Gomez thought they were the ones who had broken into his mother's residence. He and three codefendants got into a fight with the boys and Gomez shot the three repeatedly in the head, then buried them in the sand dunes in the desert.
Victims: 16-year-old twin brothers Michael and Matthew Meredith and 19-year-old Toby Hatheway Jr
Sentenced to Death 12/98.

Nelson Gongora
On April 7, 2001, Gongora and a codefendant attempted to rob a 36-year-old man. During the struggle, gunshots were fired striking the man, resulting in his death.
Victim: Delfino Sierra
Sentenced to Death 6/03.

Michael Gonzales
Michael Gonzales was convicted of robbing and murdering his elderly neighbors. The couple woke up while Gonzales was burglarizing their home and he stabbed them repeatedly, killing them.
Victims: Manuel and Merced Aguirre
Resentenced to Death 5/7/09.

Ramiro Gonzales
On January 15, 2001, in Medina County, Gonzales kidnapped an 18-year-old girl, sexually assaulted and fatally shot her.
Victim: Bridget Townsend
Sentenced to Death 09/06

Jonathan Marcus Green
On June 21, 2000, in Montgomery County, Texas, Green kidnapped a 12-year-old girl from a private residence. Green took the child to his home where he killed her by strangling her to death. The child was also sexually assaulted. Green buried the victim in his backyard, then dug up the body and placed it inside his home behind a chair.
Victim: Christina LeAnn Neal
Sentenced to Death 7/02.

Travis Green
On September 2, 1999, Green entered the apartment of a 19-year-old woman and raped and killed her. DNA evidence confirmed the identity of Green as the assailant.
Sentenced to Death 1/01.

Randolph M. Greer
Randolph Greer was convicted in the June 1991 murder of Walter Chmiel during the armed robbery of the gun shop Chmiel was working in. Greer walked into the shop and shot Chmiel once in the head with a semi-automatic pistol.
As Greer was taking guns from the display racks, a wrecker driver walked into the shop and was forced at gunpoint to help Greer steal weapons. Greer fled the shop after threatening the life of the wrecker driver, who managed to record the license of Greer's vehicle.
Police chased Greer's vehicle, but he escaped on foot after being pulled over. Guns from the robbery were found in the car, which police later traced back to a rape victim Greer had kidnapped the day prior to the gun shop robbery.
Sentenced to Death 09/92.

Gilmar Guevara
On June 2, 2000, in Houston, Guevara and two codefendants attempted to rob a market. A struggle ensued between Guevara and the two store employees. Guevara shot and killed both employees, a 48-year-old South Korean man and a 21-year-old Guatemalan man.
Victims: Tae Youk and Gerardo Yaxon
Sentenced to Death 06/01.

Howard Guidry
Howard Guidry was convicted as the triggerman in the November 1994 murder-for-hire of
34-year-old Farah Fratta, wife of former police officer Robert Fratta who was convicted of masterminding her murder and himself sentenced to death. Mrs. Fratta was shot twice in the head as she stepped from her car inside her garage. The shooting occurred during the
course of a custody battle between the victim and her husband.
Resentenced to Death 3/07.

Geronimo Gutierrez
On May 29, 1999, in San Antonio, Texas, Gutierrez abducted and murdered a man from a parking lot of a convenience store.
The victim was taken to a secluded location where Gutierrez shot him five times with the 12-guage shotgun. After seeing the media coverage of the incident on the news, Gutierrez went back two days later and set fire to the body.
Sentenced to Death 5/02.

Ruben Gutierrez
On September 5, 1998, in Brownsville, Gutierrez and codefendants, Rene Garcia and Pedro Gracia Garza, Jr., killed an 85-year woman in her home. The victim, the owner of a mobile home park, was in her mobile home, which she also used as an office at the time of the offense.
Gutierrez and his codefendants entered into the victim's office with the intent to rob her of money she kept in a safe.
When Gutierrez and codefendants entered the office, the victim was struck one time in the head with the intent of knocking her out. When she struggled, she was repeatedly struck in the head multiple times with blows from fist and steel toe shoes. She 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.
Sentenced to Death 5/99.



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