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5/16/2018

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Castillo

Juan

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04/03/1981

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09/27/2005

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Updated: Monday, May 14, 2018  9:02 pm EDT

The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected a request to halt the execution of Juan Castillo.  Juan has also been denied clemency by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.  Their vote was 6-0 against granting clemency.

Updated: Monday, May 14, 2018  11:44 am EDT

Juan Edward Castillo's execution is scheduled to occur at 6 pm CDT, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.  Thirty-seven-year-old Juan is convicted of the murder of 19-year-old Tommy Garcia, Jr., on December 3, 2003, in San Antonio, Texas.  Juan has spent the last 12 years of his life on Texas’ death row.

Juan had previously worked as a cook and a laborer.  He was previously convicted of deadly conduct with a firearm.  During the trial, witnesses also testified that Juan was a violent man, threatening and beating the mother of his child.  Additionally, he had previously shot a man during a road rage incident, boasted about similar crimes, and bragged about committing home invasions and robberies.   

In December 2003, Juan Castillo was dating Debra Espinosa.  Late on December 2, and during the early morning hours of December 3, 2003, the couple was with Francisco Gonzales, a friend of Castillo, and Gonzales’ girlfriend Teresa Quintero.  The four of them created a plan to rob Tommy Garcia, Jr., with whom Espinosa had previously been intimate.  :snip: http://www.theforgivenessfoundation.org/index.php/scheduled-executions/4132-texas-gives-juan-castillo-execution-date-of-may-24-2017

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Texas executed Juan Castillo, who said he was innocent, for 2003 San Antonio murder

A Texas death row inmate was executed Wednesday — his fourth execution date in a year. Though advocates and his attorneys insisted on Juan Castillo's innocence, he lost all his fights in court and was put to death for a 2003 San Antonio murder.

BY JOLIE MCCULLOUGH MAY 16, 2018 UPDATED: 14 HOURS AGO    :snip: 

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