1. News & Issues

Ruben Cardenas

Texas Death Row

By

Ruben Cardenas

Texas Death Row Inmate Ruben Cardenas

Mug Shot
On February 22, 1997, in Edinburg, Cardenas and a codefendant murdered a 16-year old girl. Cardenas entered the victim's residence through a window, tied her up with duct tape, then put her in a vehicle with the co-defendant and drove to a remote location.

Cardenas raped the victim, beat her severely with his fists and strangled her, causing her death. Cardenas dumped her body into a nearby canal.

Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

  1. About.com
  2. News & Issues
  3. Crime

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.