|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?"
|7/27/2017||Taichin Preyor||Age: 46||County: Bexar|
|Murder of a woman during a burglary of her apartment.|
"I felt like I was a victim. I was the one being robbed, and I defended myself."
|3/14/2017||James Bigby||Age: 61||County: Tarrant|
|Murder of a man and an infant in their home.|
Bigby then ran into Judge Leonard's chambers, where Leonard was seated at his desk. He stood over Leonard, pointed the gun at his head, and said "Let's go."
|3/7/2017||Rolando Ruiz||Age: 44||County: Bexar|
|Murder-for-hire of a woman for an insurance payout.|
Ruiz walked over to the passenger side of the car. As the victim stepped out, she looked up at Ruiz and smiled at him.
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