|2/1/2018||John Battaglia||Age: 62||County: Dallas|
|Murder of his two daughters.|
Their mother yelled into the phone, "Run! Run for the door!" She heard gunshots, then heard Battaglia scream, "Merry [expletive] Christmas."
|1/30/2018||William Rayford||Age: 64||County: Dallas|
|Abduction and murder of his ex-girlfriend.|
Some of the victim's relatives said she was aware of Rayford's previous murder conviction when they became a couple, but believed it was her Christian duty to give people second chances.
|1/18/2018||Anthony Shore||Age: 55||County: Harris|
|Abduction, murder, and/or rape of 5 women and girls.|
News articles referred to Shore as the "Tourniquet Killer" because of the manner in which his victims were strangled.
|11/8/2017||Ruben Cardenas||Age: 47||County: Hidalgo|
|Abduction, rape, and murder of his teenage cousin.|
He gave a confession in which he admitted raping her and killing her, but he said she left the house with him voluntarily and the killing was unintentional.
|10/12/2017||Robert Pruett||Age: 38||County: Bee|
|Murder of a corrections officer while in prison.|
"Sure, everyone knew [he] was a stickler for the rules," Pruett wrote, "but where was his humanity? Did I have to be treated like scum for eating my lunch?"
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