Death Row Information
|Name||Baltazar, John Richard|
|Date of Birth||5/9/72|
|Age (when Received)||25|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||9 years|
|Date of Offense||9/27/97|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||25|
Prior Prison Record
Received 10/1/92 at Nueces County Jail for 5 years on one count of burglary of a habitation and burglary of a building, released 4/14/93 under parole in absentia. TDCJ #682815, received 9/9/94 out of Nueces, on an 8 year sentence for burglary of a building and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, released on mandatory supervision to Nueces County on 7/22/97.
Summary of Incident
On 09/27/1997, Baltazar and one co-defendant kicked in the front door of a Corpus Christi home and began shooting. A five year old Hispanic female was struck by two bullets, causing her death. Another female and a male in the residence were struck by bullets, but survived the wounds.
Race and Gender of Victim