Texas Execution Information Center

Execution Report: Jaime Elizalde

Jaime Elizalde
Jaime Elizalde
Executed on 31 January 2006

Jaime Elizalde Jr., 33, was executed by lethal injection on 31 January 2006 in Huntsville, Texas for the murder of two men during an argument.

On 5 November 1994, Elizalde, then 22, and his father, Jaime Elizalde Sr. got into a confrontation over a pool game with two men in a bar. The elder Elizalde asked the men - Juan Guajardo and Marcos Vasquez - to follow him outside. According to witnesses, as the men walked out the door, the younger Elizalde pulled a gun from his waistband and shot them to death.

Elizalde did not testify at his trial. He was identified as the gunman by two witnesses who knew him.

In 1989, at age 17, Elizalde was convicted of cocaine possession and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and was sentenced to ten years in prison. He served four years before receiving parole in February 1994.

A jury convicted Elizalde of capital murder in March 1997 and sentenced him to death. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence in June 1999.

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