Guadalupe Esparza Executed in Texas
Guadalupe Esparza, Texas
The state of Texas executed Guadalupe Esparza on November 16, 2011. Guadalupe was pronounced dead at 6:21 pm local time, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Guadalupe was 46 years of age. He was executed for the rape and murder of seven-year-old Alyssa Vasquez on July 30, 1999, in San Antonio, Texas. Guadalupe spent the last ten years of his life on Texas’ death row.
Guadalupe dropped out of high school after the 10th grade. He had a lengthy criminal record as a juvenile and adult. In 1985, Guadalupe became a registered sex offender and served time for his crime. He was later imprisoned for possession of cocaine. Shortly before Alyssa’s murder, he attempted to engage in sexual relations with a seven-year-old child. While out of prison before the murder, Guadalupe worked as a bricklayer, cook, and laborer.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Alyssa. Please pray for the family of Guadalupe.
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