death penalty news—–TEXAS

May 7


Renteria resentenced to death

A jury sentenced David Renteria to death this morning in the 2001
abduction and slaying of 5-year-old Alexandra Flores.

After more than a day of deliberation, the jury unanimously decided that
Renteria posed a continuing threat to society and there were no mitigating
circumstances to spare his life.

"His death is not going to bring Alexandra back, but we'll be glad he's
not going to hurt another child again," Perla Sanchez, Alexandra's aunt,
said after the sentence was read.

Renteria was convicted of capital murder in 2003 and sentenced to death.

An appeals court later upheld the conviction but threw out the sentence
because the original jury might have been left with the impression that
Renteria did not express remorse.

The jury had been sequestered since the trial began April 22.

(source: El Paso Times)


Renteria Given The Death Penalty

A jury has sentenced convicted killer David Renteria to the death penalty
for the murder of Alejandra Flores.

The sentence came down just before 10 a.m. at the El Paso County
Courthouse. Jurors took about 20 minutes this morning to decide on the
death penalty.

Renteria was granted another sentencing trial after his original death
sentence was overturned by the board of appeals on a technicality which
involved Renteria's written express of remorse. (source: KDBC News)