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Valley Man Convicted of Beheading Children
WOAI ^ | 7/26/10 | Jim Forsyth

Posted on 07/27/2010 7:20:29 AM PDT by laotzu

A Texas man who once claimed to be ‘God’s chosen one’ was found guilty of three counts of capital murder this afternoon for beheading his girlfriend’s 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.

Rubio’s 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 Rubio’s 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 prosecution’s case was Rubio’s 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 ’I’m 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 Rubio’s 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.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: murder
Rubio’s lawyers said the..defendant was a paranoid schizophrenic when he methodically killed...

That poor man!

Methinks a large dose of electro-shock treatment is still in order.

1 posted on 07/27/2010 7:20:31 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

Good gawd...


2 posted on 07/27/2010 7:21:31 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: laotzu

This is one paranoid schizophrenic who needs to ride the needle. Unless Texas has an option for the electric chair.


3 posted on 07/27/2010 7:22:19 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: laotzu

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.


4 posted on 07/27/2010 7:23:52 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: laotzu

Sounds like there’s still one last evil spirit that needs to be expelled.


5 posted on 07/27/2010 7:24:23 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: laotzu

?

I am stunned and have nothing else to say...


6 posted on 07/27/2010 7:25:48 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: laotzu
His girlfriend - the mother - is the truly despicable one. She had sex with the murderer of her precious little girls, just before he likewise murdered her baby boy!

Regards,

7 posted on 07/27/2010 7:31:59 AM PDT by alexander_busek
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To: laotzu

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.


8 posted on 07/27/2010 7:32:34 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: laotzu
Another sad thing about this is that it would have been perfectly legal to rip these babies' heads off if they were still in the womb.

Murder is murder.

9 posted on 07/27/2010 7:33:18 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: laotzu

My question: If this man was disturbed, why did the children’s mother allow him within a mile of her kids?


10 posted on 07/27/2010 7:34:52 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: alexander_busek

“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.


11 posted on 07/27/2010 7:36:33 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: KosmicKitty
Read it and weep: Mother Convicted of Murder Talks
12 posted on 07/27/2010 7:37:22 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: KosmicKitty

“My question: If this man was disturbed, why did the children’s 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.


13 posted on 07/27/2010 7:38:20 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: laotzu

“...faces the possibility of a death sentence when jurors reconvene later this week...”

I would read “possibility” as “near certainty”.


14 posted on 07/27/2010 7:40:51 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (The bureaucrat is the natural enemy of liberty.)
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To: Soothesayer
Why anyone is stupid enough to deliberately bring children into this world is beyond me.

Are you speaking of your mother, or the mother of my children?

15 posted on 07/27/2010 7:41:03 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

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.


16 posted on 07/27/2010 7:51:19 AM PDT by Mjaye
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To: evets

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?


17 posted on 07/27/2010 7:54:41 AM PDT by Esther Ruth
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To: Joe 6-pack

” 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.


18 posted on 07/27/2010 7:56:00 AM PDT by maxsand
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To: laotzu

Need to let the evil spirits out of him with a chain saw or feet first into a wood chipper.


19 posted on 07/27/2010 7:57:09 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Sounds like there’s still one last evil spirit that needs to be expelled.

Did you forget the sarcasm tag?

20 posted on 07/27/2010 8:18:37 AM PDT by Do Be (The heart is smarter than the head.)
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To: laotzu

All. Humanity should just go extinct before this gets any worse. It’s not like there is any chance for a better future.


21 posted on 07/27/2010 8:27:14 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Mjaye

“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.


22 posted on 07/27/2010 8:42:58 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Soothesayer
All. Humanity should just go extinct before this gets any worse

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.

23 posted on 07/27/2010 8:45:03 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

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.


24 posted on 07/27/2010 8:46:18 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Soothesayer

“Humanity should just go extinct before this gets any worse. It’s 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.


25 posted on 07/27/2010 8:49:49 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: laotzu

Sounds like the best reason to bring back the guillotine as a form of capitial punishment.


26 posted on 07/27/2010 10:02:59 AM PDT by Ron H. ("Those Who Forget History Are Doomed to Repeat It" - George Santayana, U.S. philosopher, poet)
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To: laotzu

I’m 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.


27 posted on 07/27/2010 11:20:24 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: evets

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.


28 posted on 07/27/2010 11:26:02 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: tgusa

chop his limbs and his nuts off, first.


29 posted on 07/27/2010 11:33:07 AM PDT by Levante
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To: Soothesayer
All. Humanity should just go extinct before this gets any worse.

You first.

Seriously, if the world was always skittles and unicorns, it wouldn't be a test. God has put us all in an imperfect world to see if we hold true to faith under difficult conditions.

Keep in mind that for every unfathomable act like this, there are thousands of spirit-lifting experiences for children and parents alike.
30 posted on 07/27/2010 1:09:22 PM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: laotzu; NeverForgetBataan; no dems; K-oneTexas; txmissy; culpeper; rimtop56; carjic; patriot08; ...

South Texas ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


31 posted on 07/27/2010 4:59:15 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Victory or Death!)
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To: laotzu
Another result of America's open borders, the dangerous importation of violence, drugs, poverty, ignorance, disease and dependence.

The USA will be Mexico if this invasion isn't stopped.

32 posted on 07/27/2010 5:25:04 PM PDT by janetgreen ( SICK OF TRAITOROUS POLITICIANS)
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To: tgusa

I prefer to see him do a slow spin .......... hanging from a rope around his neck.


33 posted on 07/27/2010 6:31:54 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Remember, guys, the enemy is to the left and the middle.)
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To: B4Ranch

THe mother and this scumbag should both be hanged,until dead,dead,dead.


34 posted on 07/27/2010 10:33:06 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Soothesayer
Why anyone is stupid enough to deliberately bring children into this world is beyond me

How does one avoid being so "stupid"?

Do you advocate celibacy, abortion, or both?

35 posted on 07/28/2010 6:54:26 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

Just celibacy. The latter is one of the evils that makes life a curse in the first place.


36 posted on 07/28/2010 6:57:20 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Soothesayer
Just celibacy

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?

37 posted on 07/28/2010 7:11:35 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

Yes.


38 posted on 07/28/2010 7:12:36 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: ConservativeWarrior; Soothesayer
for every unfathomable act like this, there are thousands of spirit-lifting experiences

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.

39 posted on 07/28/2010 7:24:38 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Soothesayer
What is your position on porn?
(no pun intended)
40 posted on 07/28/2010 7:26:16 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

Dear God I am sorry I read his confession! So the mother was there while he did this, has she been charged with anything?


41 posted on 07/28/2010 7:30:06 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: laotzu

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.


42 posted on 07/28/2010 7:30:46 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Ditter
has she been charged with anything?

Oh, aye. Charged with murder. Currently serving three life sentences.

43 posted on 07/28/2010 7:33:07 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Soothesayer
Fair enough.

In the interests of full disclosure; I like looking at naked women.

44 posted on 07/28/2010 7:35:50 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: Soothesayer

When was there a better time?


45 posted on 07/28/2010 7:49:31 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: laotzu

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.


46 posted on 07/28/2010 9:01:55 AM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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