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Death Row Information

Inmate Information

Picture of Inmate Name Salazar, Luis Cervantes
TDCJ Number 999285
Date of Birth 8/31/70
Date Received 10/30/98
Age (when Received) 28
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 11
Date of Offense 10/11/97
  Age (at the time of Offense) 27
  County Bexar
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 5″
  Weight (in Pounds) 176
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Eastland
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation

Prior Prison Record

Summary of Incident
On October 11, 1997, Salazar murdered a 28-year-old hispanic female. Salazar crawled through a front window of a private residence. He tried to sexually assault the victim when she woke up. Salazar then stabbed her multiple times in the chest when her 10-year-old son heard her screaming. The victim's son rushed to his mother's aid and was stabbed one time in the chest. Her son was able to get up and run to a neighbor's house and call the police. When they returned to the home, they found the victim unresponsive on the bedroom floor with multiple stab wounds to her chest area. A kitchen knife was lying on the floor by her head. The victim's 2-year-old daughter and 4-month-old baby were also in the bed with her.


Race and Gender of Victim
Hispanic female