Frank Martinez Garcia, Jr., was executed by the state of Texas on October 27, 2011. Frank was pronounced dead at 7:02 pm CDT, inside the Walls Unit execution chamber at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Frank was 39 years of age. He was executed for the murder of his wife, 21-year-old Jessica Garcia and 48-year-old police officer Hector Garza on February 29, 2001, in San Antonio, Texas. Frank and Jessica’s five-year-old daughter witnessed the murders. Jessica’s uncle was also injured in the attack. Franks spent the last 9 years of his life on Texas’ death row.
Frank had dropped out of high school in the 12th grade, at the age of 22, and worked as a truck driver, auto mechanic, auto body painter, and laborer. Frank identified as belonging to a gang which police believed engaged in drive-by shootings, drug-dealing, aggravated assaults, and other felonies. Jessica had previously reported that she had been physical and emotionally abused.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Jessica. Please pray for the family of Frank. Frank expressed his belief in salvation through Jesus Christ as part of his final words.