Skip to comments.Valley Man Convicted of Beheading Children
Posted on 07/27/2010 7:20:29 AM PDT by laotzu
A Texas man who once claimed to be Gods chosen one was found guilty of three counts of capital murder this afternoon for beheading his girlfriends three young children in what he claimed was an effort to expel evil spirits from their bodies.
John Allen Rubio, 29, of Brownsville, now faces the possibility of a death sentence when jurors reconvene later this week for the punishment phase of the trial, which has been the talk of the Rio Grande Valley.
Rubios lawyers said the well dressed bespectacled defendant was a paranoid schizophrenic when he methodically killed Julissa Quesada, 3, John E. Rubio, 14 months, and Mary Jane Rubio, 2 months, in March of 2003. It was Rubios second conviction for the crime, the first guilty verdict and the death penalty was thrown out by an appeals court in 2007.
The viciousness of this act, of this crime, I think, shows that this man was not in his right mind, defense attorney Nat C. Perez told the jury in closing arguments. I think even the state will agree this was overkill.
Central to the prosecutions case was Rubios chilling confession, provided to police in his hometown of Brownsville shortly after the bodies were found in the run down apartment he shared with Angela Camacho, the mother of the victims.
I cut first the little one, Rubio says calmly in the video taped confession, refering to the murder of Julissa. I cut her chest, five or six times, and then I turned her over and laid her on her stomach, and started chopping her. He began making a chopping motion to the back of his neck with his hand.
It took a while, like five, ten minutes, he said. She was screaming, growling.
Rubio said he was convinced that spirits inhabited the bodies of the children, and he said he yelled at them, get out, get out!
He calmly described killing Julissa, then killing Mary Jane, and then cleaning and washing the little bodies, and talking to them, saying Im sorry, I had to do this. All the while, John lay sleeping in his crib, after Rubio had given him a baby bottle.
But I knew what I had to do, he said. He took a shower, and then caressed the heads of the babies, saying goodbye for the last time, before killing the little boy.
After killing the girls but before killing the boy, Rubio told the detectives that he and Camacho had sexual relations because he thought that was the last time they would be together. Later in the confession, Rubio said the kissing took place after all three children had been beheaded.
Camacho has already been convicted of murder for her role in the killings, and she testified for the prosecution wearing a bright orange prison jump suit.
Police say they found steak knives, two large kitchen knives, and a meat cleaver in the house. It took jurors less than four hours this afternoon to find Rubio guilty of capital murder. The jury could have found him not guilty, or not guilty by reason of insanity.
Prosecutor Chuck Mattingly told the jury Rubios actions that day were calculated, not the actions of an insane person.
He looked at these three children as obstacles to starting his life over, Mattingly said.
Cameron County District Attorney Armando Villalobos agreed.
This man was manipulative, he said. He was not insane at the time of these murders.
That poor man!
Methinks a large dose of electro-shock treatment is still in order.
This is one paranoid schizophrenic who needs to ride the needle. Unless Texas has an option for the electric chair.
Maybe they can turn him over to the local mosque for a proper beheading.
You know, slowly with a rusty kitchen knife in front of the video cameras.
Sounds like there’s still one last evil spirit that needs to be expelled.
I am stunned and have nothing else to say...
In a few more years his crimes will be entirely legal. The world revolves around cruelty and slaughter.
There is nothing to live for but a hopeless war against an unlimited horde of evil monsters. Why anyone is stupid enough to deliberately bring children into this world is beyond me.
Murder is murder.
My question: If this man was disturbed, why did the children’s mother allow him within a mile of her kids?
“His girlfriend - the mother - is the truly despicable one.”
I’ll agree with that, this guy was off his rocker crazy so what the heck was she doing going out with him and why didn’t she give the kids back to their father if she wanted to live on the wild and crazy side of life. At least they would have been safe with him.
“My question: If this man was disturbed, why did the childrens mother allow him within a mile of her kids?”
Most dangerous words in a child’s world: “come and meet Mommy’s new boyfriend”. God bless the young ones.
“...faces the possibility of a death sentence when jurors reconvene later this week...”
I would read “possibility” as “near certainty”.
Are you speaking of your mother, or the mother of my children?
Why, with so many decent men in the world, do these single mothers allow the horrible ones around their children? Let alone into their homes. But then again, she participated, so I guess that answers that. Seems so common these days to read of a child being killed by Mom’s boyfriend.
She believes her husband’s drug habit pushed him to the edge and she was just along for the ride.
The excerpt is from the article you link.
So along with being diagnosed as paranoid schizo she claims he was doing drugs - Wonder what drugs he was on? Anyone know? Did it come out what drugs he did on top of the psych drugs for paranoid schizo?
” I am only called on to do what needs to be done, Major.
and it doesn’t say what tools I can use, now does it?”
- Maggot, A. J.
Need to let the evil spirits out of him with a chain saw or feet first into a wood chipper.
Did you forget the sarcasm tag?
All. Humanity should just go extinct before this gets any worse. It’s not like there is any chance for a better future.
“Why, with so many decent men in the world, do these single mothers allow the horrible ones around their children?”
Same reason men marry loony women when they could have any other decent woman. Perhaps she wanted someone ‘exciting,’ to be around rather than some ‘boring,’ decent guy.
You seem a pleasant sort.
How long have you thought my wife "stupid", and that my children "should just go extinct"?
I am not angry....not looking for a fight; simply curious.
Wow. Watched the videos. It is just unbelievable how people can be so evil. I do feel sorry for the mom, but she admits that she lied on a confession. She’s where she needs to be.
“Humanity should just go extinct before this gets any worse. Its not like there is any chance for a better future.”
I have an ancient book you might want to read. It’s called the Bible. It IS going to get worse. That doesn’t mean people should not have children. Those children will be making a difference in this world until the “end” does come.
Sounds like the best reason to bring back the guillotine as a form of capitial punishment.
Im very surprised that so many people still cling to hope when the vast majority of everything in this world is evil.
In many cases this is because of faith, in many more it is naivety.
Glad she’s been found guilty too. People don’t go into psychotic episodes with out warning.
Her responsibility was to protect her children & she failed.
She’s as guilty as the nutcase she was shacking up with.
chop his limbs and his nuts off, first.
South Texas ping!
If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.
The USA will be Mexico if this invasion isn't stopped.
I prefer to see him do a slow spin .......... hanging from a rope around his neck.
THe mother and this scumbag should both be hanged,until dead,dead,dead.
How does one avoid being so "stupid"?
Do you advocate celibacy, abortion, or both?
Just celibacy. The latter is one of the evils that makes life a curse in the first place.
I have to admit your's is a unique philosophy on how to better mankind.
Although it has been short(so far), I have found my conversation with you fairly interesting.
If I may; can I assume you approve of masturbation rather than copulation?
Amen. Too true. In the heart of mankind, goodness is still the default.
It is remarkable that we are so acclimated to the goodness of the human heart, that we are obliged to attribute extraordinary cause to explain its occasional absence.
I am interested in your feedback on my continuing conversation with Soothesayer.
Dear God I am sorry I read his confession! So the mother was there while he did this, has she been charged with anything?
I avoid supporting or visiting porn websites simply because there is a lot of molestation going on and many of those women end up killing babies. Sometimes they admit to it on camera.
Oh, aye. Charged with murder. Currently serving three life sentences.
In the interests of full disclosure; I like looking at naked women.
When was there a better time?
I don’t know Soothesayer, but I do know a few people who have expressed similar thoughts of dispair and futility.
For me, it all comes back to religious faith. For an individual with no belief in an afterlife, this world can be depressing and spirit-crushing.
For those who believe in an afterlife, like myself, we see this world as a trial. A test.
Passing the test doesn’t require seeing an end to abortion or the complete elimination of harm to innocents like that describe in this article.
Passing the test only requires doing all in your power to defeat such evil. If it were within our power to make the world a perfect place, it wouldn’t be a test at all.
I do understand why some people decide against having children. At times, this world seems more evil than good.
But having raised 3 children, the good has far outweighed the bad. They are happy children, and we are happy parents. We are fairing pretty well in our test, and continue to look forward to an eternity in paradise together.
Until that time, we are each soldiers of Christ.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.