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    TX - Julissa Quezada, 3, John, 1, & Mary Jane Rubio, 2 mos, beheaded, 11 March 2003

    A Brownsville school district psychologist testified to murder suspect John Allen Rubio’s mental capacity on Thursday, stating an intelligence test that Rubio took this year placed him slightly above the line of mental retardation.
    http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/ts_...908_0_10_0_M36

    Inside the crime scene
    Jurors enter Rubio’s apartment
    http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/ts_...54907_0_10_0_C

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    Anthropologist: Witchcraft not involved in children’s slayings
    http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/ts_...54922_0_10_0_C

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    Family members testify to Rubio’s insanity
    http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/ts_...994_0_10_0_M36

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    Texas Jury to Begin Deliberations in Slaying and Decapitation of Three Young Children
    http://www.abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20031106_370.html

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    man who confessed to suffocating, stabbing and beheading his common-law wife's three young children told a judge Friday he wants to be executed
    http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/11/07/ch....ap/index.html

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    I think he wishes to be executed should be granted.
    Prayers for all murdered wives and children. My posts are my opinion only.

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    Oh God, this is so sick! I don't give a hoot about how 'tragic his childhood' was or how 'sick' he is. SNUFF HIM!
    And the mother, whose place it is to protect her children from any and all harm, who held them down while he killed them. SNUFF HER TOO!

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    These are both very sick people. The death penalty is too good for them. Put them in prison with the general population for life. How any woman can hold their child for a man to decapitate them is beyond me. Evil personified!

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    TX - John Allen Rubio, Edinburg, murdered 3 stepchildren, retried, sentenced to death

    Texas court overturns conviction of man found guilty of beheading three children
    HOUSTON (AP) — A man condemned to death for killing and beheading his common-law wife's three children had his conviction overturned Wednesday by a divided Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

    In a 5-4 ruling, the state's highest criminal appeals court said John Allen Rubio's conviction and death sentence four years ago were improper because statements from his common-law wife, Angela Camacho, erroneously were allowed into evidence.

    She refused to testify, so Rubio's lawyers could not challenge Camacho's statements by cross-examining her, the court said.

    Three statements she made about the slayings — two in writing and one on a videotape — were offered into testimony by a police officer at Rubio's trial. The trial judge, over objections from Rubio's lawyers, allowed the testimony.

    more at:

    http://www.courttv.com/news/2007/091...turned_ap.html

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    Thats a shame.
    Too bad he hadnt inhaled enough spray paint to kill himself before he beheaded the children


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    I didn't understand from the article I read with the Chronicle if he would automatically be retried again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texana View Post
    I didn't understand from the article I read with the Chronicle if he would automatically be retried again?

    I don't think so wouldn't double deopardy apply??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    I don't think so wouldn't double deopardy apply??
    i dont think it would. they ruled he had a error in his first trial so he would get a new trial. if he had been found not guilty the first time no amount of error could get him retried. i think the way it works is if found guilty you can ask for a retrial over and over and if a large enough error is found you get 1. if found not guilty the state can not ask for a do over based on double jeopardy.

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    DA: John Allen Rubio will be retried

    John Allen Rubio could return to Cameron County within the next 30 to 60 days where he will be retried for the March 2003 murder and beheading of his three young children.

    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday overturned Rubio’s conviction in the brutal mur-ders. He had received the death penalty and remains incarcerated at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas.

    The court’s ruling means Rubio is no longer on death row and will be brought back to the Rio Grande Valley where he will be arraigned on capital murder charges and “hopefully be given a no bond,” District Attorney Armando Villalobos said.

    The district attorney’s office will seek the death penalty, Villalobos said, adding that he doesn’t expect the case to be ready for trial before summer 2008.

    “We have to have experts appointed again, investigators appointed again. We have to track down wit-nesses all over again, basically we have to start from scratch,” Villalobos said.
    http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/new...t_camacho.html

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    Juries need to hear everything on both sides to make a decision that makes sense, in my opinion.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP) View Post
    Texas court overturns conviction of man found guilty of beheading three children
    HOUSTON (AP) — A man condemned to death for killing and beheading his common-law wife's three children had his conviction overturned Wednesday by a divided Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

    In a 5-4 ruling, the state's highest criminal appeals court said John Allen Rubio's conviction and death sentence four years ago were improper because statements from his common-law wife, Angela Camacho, erroneously were allowed into evidence.

    She refused to testify, so Rubio's lawyers could not challenge Camacho's statements by cross-examining her, the court said.

    Three statements she made about the slayings — two in writing and one on a videotape — were offered into testimony by a police officer at Rubio's trial. The trial judge, over objections from Rubio's lawyers, allowed the testimony.

    more at:

    http://www.courttv.com/news/2007/091...turned_ap.html
    FUN... is a renewable resource!

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