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.
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!
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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.