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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Bernardo Aban Tercero
TDCJ Number 999369
Date of Birth 8/20/1976
Date Received 12/13/2000
Age (when Received) 23
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 7
Date of Offense 3/31/1997
  Age (at the time of Offense) 19
  County Harris
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 8″
  Weight (in Pounds) 168
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Chinadega
  Native State Nicaragua

Prior Occupation
auto mechanic, laborer

Prior Prison Record
None

Summary of Incident
On 3/31/1997, Tercero and one co-defendant entered the Park Avenue Cleaners and shot and killed an adult male in the presence of his 3 year old daughter. An unknown amount of cash was taken from the business and Tercero and his co-defendant fled the scene. Tercero further fled to Florida, while his co-defendant fled to Mexico.

Co-Defendants
Jorge Becencil Gonzales

Race and Gender of Victim
Unknown male