Category: John Rubio and Angela Camacho

Jury finds John Allen Rubio guilty of beheading children

John Allen Rubio A South Texas man accused of beheading his common-law wife’s three children was found guilty of capital murder Monday at his second trial.

A state appeals court had overturned John Allen Rubio’s previous conviction and death sentence in 2007, saying the children’s mother had wrongly been allowed to testify. A second jury deliberated for about three hours before convicting him again.

Mom gets life for her kids’ decapitation deaths

BROWNSVILLE — A woman pleaded guilty to three counts of capital murder today in the decapitation deaths of her three young children, getting three concurrent life prison sentences instead of the death penalty. Angela Camacho, 25, will be eligible for parole in 40 years. Her attorneys failed to prove she was mentally retarded and therefore ineligible for the death penalty, but the plea agreement spared her. Had she been convicted and sentenced to death, she would have become the first Mexican national female on Texas’ death row. In Context Lurid details of killings disclosed in court testimony Parents accused of

After Children Beheaded, Mom Competent To Stand Trial

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Her lawyers say a Texas woman accused in the grisly deaths of her three young children is now competent to stand trial. Angela Camacho is, 24, accused of helping her common-law husband suffocate, stab and behead her three young children. Related Lurid details of killings disclosed in court testimony Parents accused of decapitating kids to be tried separately Wife’s statement says she helped kill three children Mother bares other motive in kids’ deaths John Rubio sentenced to death More articles about this case She is charged in the deaths of Julissa Quezada, 3; John Esthefan Rubio, 1;

Trial to determine if Camacho competent

BROWNSVILLE — Angela Camacho has been slated for a competency trial on May 3 to determine if she is mentally fit to answer for the stabbing and beheading of her three children in a filth-ridden downtown apartment. Angela Camacho is, 24, accused of helping her common-law husband suffocate, stab and behead her three young children. Related Lurid details of killings disclosed in court testimony Parents accused of decapitating kids to be tried separately Wife’s statement says she helped kill three children Mother bares other motive in kids’ deaths John Rubio sentenced to death More articles about this case If the

John Rubio sentenced to death

Man convicted of murdering three children sentenced to death requesting execution BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A man who confessed to suffocating, stabbing and beheading his common-law wife’s three young children was sentenced to death Friday after telling a judge he wanted to be executed. Jurors sentenced John Allen Rubio to death by injection a day after convicting him of three counts of capital murder, one for each of the children he admitted killing on March 11. Rubio, 23, and his common-law wife, Angela Camacho, told police they killed 3-year-old Julissa Quezada, 1-year-old John Esthefan Rubio and 2-month-old Mary Jane Rubio because

Man convicted of murder in children decapitation case

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A man who confessed to suffocating, stabbing and beheading his common-law wife’s three young children was convicted on three counts of capital murder Thursday. John Allen Rubio, 23, hung his head but otherwise stood emotionless as the verdict was read. He and his common-law wife, Angela Camacho, confessed to committing the murders in March. They told police they killed 3-year-old Julissa Quezada, 1-year-old John Esthefan Rubio, and 2-month-old Mary Jane Rubio because they thought the children were possessed and they didn’t want them to grow up evil. Jurors deliberated about eight hours Thursday before reaching a verdict.

Rubio’s troubled past brought up

Psychiatrist: Suspect grew up surrounded by superstition, dysfunction BROWNSVILLE — John Allen Rubio grew up surrounded by superstition and dysfunction, and his background coupled with drug use and worsening schizophrenia erupted into the killings and decapitation of three small children, a psychiatrist said Wednesday. “He still holds out the hope that someone will believe his story, someone will find him credible, somebody will understand what he did,” Dr. William Valverde said. “He thought he was at the end of the world and the forces of evil were doing battle with the forces of good.” Making opening statements for the defense,