Texas Offenders

Charles Rumbaugh

Victim: Michael Fiorillo, 58

Age at time of murder: 17

Crime date: April 4, 1975

Crime location: Amarillo, TX

Crimes: Armed robbery & murder

Weapon: Pistol

Murder method: Gunshots

Murder motivation: Robbery

Sentence: Death

Incarceration status: Executed in 1985


Rumbaugh, a recidivist violent offender, murdered jewelry store owner Michael Fiorello during an armed robbery. He was arrested the next day and pulled a gun on an officer. Later, in December 1975, Rumbaugh and two other inmates escaped from the Potter County Jail. When a girlfriend of one of the escapees was found not to have a driver’s license during a routine traffic stop, Rumbaugh and his partners in crime were taken to a courthouse. There, Rumbaugh and his fellow escapees overpowered an officer and took his gun but were stopped by another officer.

Rumbaugh was convicted and sentenced to death in 1976. He later won a new trial, but the results were the same. In 1983, during a competency hearing, Rumbaugh lunged at a US Deputy Marshal with a makeshift weapon, but was shot and subdued. In 1985, Rumbaugh was executed.


Charles Rumbaugh


Jackson Carr’s Killers

Victim: Jackson Carr, six

Ages at time of murder: 10 & 15

Crime location: Lewisville

Crime date: April 15, 2002

Murder method: Asphyxiation & stabbing the neck


Jackson was stabbed in the neck and asphyxiated by his own siblings. His 15-year-old sister and 10-year-old brother buried him in a shallow grave behind their house where he was later found. Both killers confessed.


Jackson Carr’s Killers

Jake Evans

Name: Jacob Ryan Evans

Victims: Jami Evans, 48, & Mallory Evans, 15

Age at time of murders: 17

Crime location: Aledo

Crime date: October 4, 2012

Weapon: .22 caliber revolver

Murder method:  Gunshots

Murder motivation: Inspired by the Halloween film

Convictions: Guilty plea to murder

Sentence: 45 years

Incarceration status: Incarcerated at the Darrington location



Parker County teen gets 45 years for killing mom, sister | Fort Worth  Star-Telegram
Jami and Mallory


Evans admittedly became interested in killing his family after he watched Rob Zombie’s remake of the movie Halloween, which has a boy who murders relatives. He devised a plan to kill several relatives, including his mother and sister. He shot them both to death with a gun he had stolen from his grandfather and then called the police to inform them of his actions. He also had also planned on killing his grandparents and two other sisters. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 45 years in prison.




Jose Arredondo

Name: Jose “Lalo” Eduardo Arredondo

Victim: Katherine Cardenas, two

Age at time of murder: 16

Crime location: Laredo

Crime date: September 5, 2009

Crimes: Kidnapping, abduction, rape, child cruelty, & murder

Murder method: Beating and strangulation

Murder motivation: He was mad at Katherine’s mother for turning down his advances for sex

Convictions: Capital murder, aggravated sexual assault, & aggravated kidnapping

Sentence: Life with parole

Incarceration status: Incarcerated at the John M. Wynne Unit (WY) and eligible for parole on April 1, 2050

Jose "Lalo" Eduardo Arredondo on trial for the capital murder and agravated sexual assualt of two year old Katherine Cardenas, looks on as a witness approaches the stand Monday  afternoon at the 49th District Court Room. Photo: Ulysses S. Romero / Laredo Morning Times

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Arredondo became enraged at Katherine’s mother Norma after she turned down his advances for sex. He then kidnapped two-year-old Katherine in the early morning hours of September 5, 2009. Arredondo raped the toddler and murdered her by beating and strangling her. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.


Juan Gonzalez

Name:  Juan Antonio Gonzalez

Victim: Officer Jonathan Molina

Age at time of murder: 17

Crime location: El Paso

Crime date:  September 25, 2012 (Officer Molina succumbed to his injuries 10 days later on October 5)

Murder method: Beating

Convictions: Murder (the conviction has been reversed and the case remanded)

Sentence: 50 years

Incarceration status: Incarcerated at the William G. McConnell Unit (ML) and eligible for parole on October 5, 2037

Patrolman Jonathan Keith Molina | El Paso Police Department, Texas


Officer Molina allegedly found Gonzalez’s friend Juan Gomez scratching his car with a metal object. When Officer Molina tried to question Gomez, Gonzales allegedly sucker punched him. Officer Molina fell and hit his head on the concrete drive way and became unconscious. Gonzales continued to beat him, according to testimony. Officer Molina suffered facial and skull fractures and internal head injuries and died 10 days later. Gonzales was convicted of murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison but the conviction was reversed. The case was remanded for a new trial.


Robert White

Name: Robert Charles White
Paul Hines, 21
Age at time of murder:
Crime location: Austin
Crime date:
February 18, 1985
Robbery & murder
Murder method:
Shot to the lungs and heart
Murder motivation
: Robbery
40 years

White, a recidivist offender, tricked Paul into giving him a ride to his mother’s home, claiming that she was deathly ill. White believed he was about to be arrested for burglary and wanted to leave Austin fast. White needed a car to accomplish this-he chose to take Paul’s car. White directed the 21-year-old Austin Community College senior to an apartment complex. He then ordered him out of the car and shot him to death.


Matthew Shalolei, Jonathan Rodriguez and Gilbert Olquin

Three teens arrested for shooting death

By Tracy Dang
Times Managing Editor

Published: Friday, January 21, 2011 2:44 PM CST Three teenagers have been arrested for the shooting death of a game room manager late Tuesday night.Matthew Shalolei, Jonathan Rodriguez and Gilbert Olquin, all 17, were arrested and charged with capital murder.Clover Game Room manager Ly Pham was pronounced dead at the scene.The incident occurred at 10:59 p.m. in the 500 block of S. Mason Road.“Deputies arrived on the scene and found the manager of the game room had been shot,” a statement from the sheriff’s office said. “Medical personnel were summoned to the location, where upon arrival, pronounced the manager dead.

“During the investigation, it was learned that unknown suspects attempted to gain entry into the game room, and while doing so, were confronted by the manager,” the statement said. “Shots were fired striking the manager, and the suspects fled the scene.”