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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Santellan, Jose Sr.
TDCJ Number 999140
Date of Birth 03/08/1962
Date Received 03/14/1995
Age (when Received) 34
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 10
Date of Offense 08/22/1993
  Age 31
  County Kerr
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 10″
  Weight (in Pounds) 189
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Wise
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Shipping & Receiving, Laborer

Prior Prison Record
TDCJ-ID #455553, received on 07/01/87 on a 2-year sentence from Harris County for 1 count of Burglary of a Building With Intent to Commit Theft; on 08/26/87 released on Parole; 04/14/89 returned from Parole; 05/27/89 released on Mandatory Supervision; discharged sentence on 07/05/90

Summary of Incident
On 08/22/93, the subject, in the afternoon, was at a local hospital in Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas. His girlfriend, Yolanda Garza, was in the parking lot and the subject shot her with a 25-caliber handgun. The subject was observed putting Ms. Yolanda Garza into his vehicle and driving off after threatening a witness. The subject drove on I-10 to the Hill County Motel in Camp Wood, Texas, where he rented a room for 2 days. Police officers arrived shortly after midnight on 08/24/93 and found the subject inside the motel room with the body of the victim. The subject had drank a 12 pack of beer and also took an unknown number of pills that were in the victim's purse.

Co-Defendants
None

Race and Gender of Victim
Hispanic Female