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Death Row Information

Inmate Information

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Name Cruz-Garcia, Obel
TDCJ Number 999584
Date of Birth 07/08/1967
Date Received 11/01/2013
Age (when Received) 46
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 9th
Date of Offense 09/30/1992
  Age (at the time of Offense) 25
  County Harris
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 11″
  Weight (in Pounds) 194
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Santo Domingo
  Native State Dominican Republic

Prior Occupation
Construction Worker

Prior Prison Record

Summary of Incident
On September 30, 1992, Cruz-Garcia and the two co-defendants forcibly entered the victim's residence where they sexually assaulted the victim's mother and tied, gagged, and beat her boyfriend. The subjects then kidnapped the seven-year-old victim. The skeletal remains were found on November 4, 1992, in Baytown, Texas.

Carmeno Martinez and "Rojas" (unknown last name)

Race and Gender of Victim
Hispanic male