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Name

TDCJ Number

Date of Birth

Baltazar, John Richard

999257

5/9/72

Date Received

Age (when Received)

Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)

3/13/98

25

9 years

Date of Offense

Age (at the time of Offense)

County

9/27/97

25

Nueces

Race

Gender

Hair Color

Hispanic

Male

Black

Height

Weight

Eye Color

5-11

155

Brown

Native County

Native State

Prior Occupation

Nueces

Texas

Laborer

Prior Prison Record

Received 10/1/92 at Nueces County Jail for 5 years on one count of burglary of a habitation and burglary of a building, released 4/14/93 under parole in absentia. TDCJ #682815, received 9/9/94 out of Nueces County, on an 8 year sentence for burglary of a building and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, released on mandatory supervision to Nueces County on 7/22/97.

Summary of incident

On 09/27/1997, Baltazar and one co-defendant kicked in the front door of a Corpus Christi home and began shooting.  A five year old Hispanic female was struck by two bullets, causing her death.  Another female and a male in the residence were struck by bullets, but survived the wounds.

Co-defendants

Johnny Gonzales

Race and Gender of Victim

Hispanic female

Photograph of Offender

picture of offender

Last Updated:  August 30, 2001