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The medical examiner concluded that the cause of death was strangulation and blows to the victim’s body, chest and abdomen that broke three ribs on her left side, damaging her lung.229 She had bruises and scratches all over her face and body. There was a bite mark on her hip,230 and her left little toe was badly cut.231 Whoever had killed her had carved a large “X” on her back with a sharp knife.232

Sources

Testimony in Court and Depositions

  1. Sarah Cooks, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t Identification Technician, Trial Test., Texas v. Jesse Garza, No. 79-CR–881-C (Nueces Cty., 94th Dist. Tex. Jan. 31, 1980);

  2. Joe Louis Duran, Witness Who Discovered Dahlia Sauceda’s Body, Trial Test., Texas v. Jesse Garza, No. 79-CR–881-C (Nueces Cty., 94th Dist. Tex. Jan. 31, 1980);

  3. Olivia Escobedo, Corpus Christi Police Detective in Wanda Lopez and Dahlia Sauceda Cases, Trial Test., Texas v. Garza, No. 79-CR–881-C (Nueces Cty., 94th Dist. Tex. Jan. 31, 1980);

  4. Carlos Hernandez, Suspect in Killing of Dahlia Sauceda and Others,Trial Test., Texas v. Jesse Garza, No. 79-CR–881-C (Nueces Cty., 94th Dist. Tex. Jan. 31, 1980);

  5. Fidela Hernandez, Mother of Carlos Hernandez, Trial Test., Texas v. Jesse Garza, No. 79-CR–881-C (Nueces Cty., 94th Dist. Tex. Jan. 31, 1980);

  6. Joseph Rupp, Medical Examiner, Trial Test., Texas v. Jesse Garza, No. 79-CR–881-C (Nueces Cty., 94th Dist. Tex. Jan. 31, 1980);

  7. Freddie Schilling, Brother-in-Law of Carlos Hernandez, Trial Test., Texas v. Garza, No. 79-CR–881-C (Nueces Cty., 94th Dist. Tex. Jan. 31, 1980);

Other Primary Records

  1. Accident Report #70–7905, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Dec. 30, 1970);

  2. Admission Summary, Tex. Dep’t of Corrections (Nov. 6, 1972);

  3. Arrest No. 09459, Nueces Cty. Sherrif’s Dep’t (Oct. 19, 1978);

  4. Arrest No. B22380, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t, Offense # N–2722 (Mar. 21, 1971);

  5. Arrest Report for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Jan. 22, 1971);

  6. Arrest Report for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (July 29, 1978);

  7. Arrest Report for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Aug. 19, 1978);

  8. Arrest Report for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Jan. 10, 1980);

  9. Arrest Report for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Oct. 26, 1981);

  10. Arrest Sheet No. 10920 for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (July 29, 1978);

  11. Arrest Sheet No. 11515 for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Aug. 19, 1978);

  12. Arrest Sheet No. 30803 for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Jan. 10, 1980);

  13. Arrest Sheet No. 59662 for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Oct. 26, 1981);

  14. Arrest Sheet No. 83758 for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Apr. 3, 1983);

  15. Arrest Sheet No. 12834 for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Apr. 17, 1985);

  16. Arrest Sheet No. 13747 for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (May 9, 1985);

  17. Arrest Sheet No. 26265 for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Mar. 27, 1986);

  18. Arrest Sheet No. 31365 for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (July 24, 1986);

  19. Arrest Sheet No. 38884 for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Jan. 21, 1987);

  20. Arrest Sheet No. 43426 for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (May 5, 1987);

  21. Arrest Sheet No. 46352 for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (July 16, 1987);

  22. Arrest Sheet No. 68362 for Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Apr. 15, 1989);

  23. Arrest Sheet No. 48855 for Carlos Hernandez, Nueces Cty. Sheriff’s Dep’t (Sep. 14, 1994);

  24. Arrest Sheet No. C21250 for Juan Velasquez, Robstown Police Dep’t (May 25, 1979);

  25. William Belford, Summary of Criminal Record of Juan Velasquez (Aug. 2, 2005);

  26. William Belford, Summary of Efrain Hernandez Death Record at Nueces County Clerk’s Office (July 7, 2005);

  27. Board of Pardons and Paroles Minutes, Tex. Dep’t of Corrections (Aug. 28, 1978);

  28. Board of Pardons and Paroles Minutes, Tex. Dep’t of Corrections (Sep. 20, 1978);

  29. Officer R.M. Boos, Corpus Christi Police Officer, Crime Against Person Report (Nov. 20, 1979);

  30. Call Sheet, Juvenile Case #9699, Corpus Christi Police Department (Mar. 21, 1971);

  31. Case History for Carlos Hernandez, Clark J. Miller, Corpus Christi Juvenile Case Officer (Feb. 11, 1971);

  32. Certificate of Parole for Carlos Hernandez, Tex. Bd. of Pardons and Parole (Dec. 17, 1977);

  33. Compl., Texas v. Hernandez, No. 85806–2 (Nueces Cty. Ct. No. 2 Nov. 8, 1983);

  34. Corpus Christi Criminal History for Carlos Hernandez, Nueces Cty. District Attorney’s Office (Feb. 12, 1979);

  35. Crime Scene Photograph 25500018, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Feb. 4, 1983);

  36. Crime Scene Photo P10100007, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Nov. 20, 1979);

  37. Crime Scene Photo P10100008, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Nov. 20, 1979);

  38. Crime Scene Photo P10100011, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Nov. 20, 1979);

  39. Carlos DeLuna and Carlos Hernandez Height and Weight Comparison (Jan. 25, 2010);

  40. Olivia Escobedo, Corpus Christi Police Detective in Wanda Lopez and Dahlia Sauceda Cases, Supplementary Report (Feb. 5, 1983);

  41. Olivia Escobedo, Corpus Christi Police Detective in Wanda Lopez and Dahlia Sauceda Cases, Supplementary Report in Homicide of Dahlia Sauceda (Nov. 20, 1979);

  42. Felony Theft of a Car, Case No. 14948, 105th Judicial District of Nueces County (Jan. 31, 1972);

  43. Grand Jury Indictment of Timoteo Clark and Carlos Hernandez, Grand Jury of Nueces County (May 25, 1972);

  44. Carlos Hernandez Arrest Record, Nueces County District Attorney’s Office, Offense No. 20229123;

  45. Carlos Hernandez Criminal Record Transcript, Texas Dep’t of Public Safety (Jan. 31-Oct. 3, 1972);

  46. Irvington High School Transcript for Carlos Hernandez (1971);

  47. Judgment of Conviction, Texas v. Hernandez, No. 14–986 (Nueces Cty., 105th Dist. Tex. Sep. 28, 1972);

  48. Juvenile Case #9699 Call Sheet, Corpus Christi Police Department (Mar. 21, 1971);

  49. MapQuest, http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Corpus%20Christi&state=TX (last visited Oct. 22, 2011);

  50. Miscellaneous Criminal Records of Carlos Hernandez (1980–1996);

  51. Order, Juvenile Court of Nueces County (Sep. 23, 1971);

  52. Pet. for Divorce, In The Matter of the Marriage of Rosa Anzauldua Hernandez and Carlos Hernandez, No. 83–5525-H (Nueces Cty. Ct., 347th Judicial Dist. Nov. 7, 1983);

  53. Dr. Joseph C. Rupp, Postmortem Examination Upon the Body of Dalia Saucedo (Nov. 20, 1979);

  54. Social and Criminal History of Carlos Hernandez, Jr., Texas Dep’t of Corrections, Huntsville, Texas (Mar. 15, 1990);

  55. Timoteo Clark’s Stipulation and Judicial Confession, Texas v. Clark, Jr., No.14–986 (Nueces Cty., 105th Dist. Tex. Aug. 30, 1974);

  56. Voluntary Statement of Clara Carson, Store Clerk at Circle K Robbed by Carlos Hernandez, Corpus Christi Police Dep’t (Apr. 5, 1972);

Dr. Joseph C. Rupp, Postmortem Examination Upon the Body of Dahlia Sauceda (Nov. 20, 1979) at 2, 3 (noting “adhesions of the right lung,” four round bruises in the left clavicular area and “a fracture of ribs 2, 3, and 4 on the left in the mid clavicular line”);

Joseph C. Rupp, Nueces County Medical Examiner, Trial Test., Texas v. Jesse Garza, No. 79-CR–881-C (Nueces Cty., 94th Dist. Tex. Jan. 31, 1980) at 685 (“Well, [Sauceda] had sustained a laceration of the liver which resulted in bleeding into the abdominal cavity. There was also some tearing of the tissues around the intestine which resulted in bleeding into the abdominal cavity. There were fractures of some ribs on the left side which caused the left lung to collapse and there was hemmorhage [sic] and injury to the neck which indicated the subject had been strangled, and these were the major injuries on the body.”).

Joseph C. Rupp, Nueces County Medical Examiner, Trial Test., Texas v. Jesse Garza, No. 79-CR–881-C (Nueces Cty., 94th Dist. Tex. Jan. 31, 1980) at 689:

[Sauceda] had some bruising over—she had a small ecchymosis of the lateral aspect of the left upper eyelid which is—an ecchymosis is a bruise. There was contusions and swelling over the right malor eminence, over this area. (Indicating). There were a few superficial abrasions to the right of the midline of the neck and then she had—in the mouth she had a small laceration of the soft tissues of the mouth on the right side of the upper lip which is about a little bigger than a quarter of an inch, and there were some contusions of the soft tissues as though she had been hit in the mouth, but only one laceration. She had that and in addition on the X on her back she had a bite mark on her left hip area. There was a bite mark visible.

Dr. Joseph C. Rupp, Postmortem Examination Upon the Body of Dahlia Sauceda (Nov. 20, 1979) at 2 (“There is a deep laceration in the web of the left little toe. This is a deep laceration approximately 1” in length with part of the laceration extending across the ventral surface at the base of the left toe.”);

Joseph C. Rupp, Nueces County Medical Examiner, Trial Test., Texas v. Jesse Garza, No. 79-CR–881-C (Nueces Cty., 94th Dist. Tex. Jan. 31, 1980) at 684 (“[Sauceda] had a deep laceration in the web of the left little toe but whether she had tried to kick someone and this was a defense wound or whether she just tried to get away and stubbed her toe on something in the van, you really couldn’t say. . .”).

Olivia Escobedo, Corpus Christi Police Detective in Wanda Lopez and Dahlia Sauceda Cases, Trial Test., Texas v. Jesse Garza, No. 79-CR–881-C (Nueces Cty., 94th Dist. Tex. Jan. 31, 1980) at 383–384 (“Q. In addition, you took a photograph, State’s Exhibit No. 1, and you learned that she had been carved up or, at least, markings of an X had been placed on her back, and her buttock area were slashed with a knife or some sharp object? A. Yes, sir.”);

Joseph C. Rupp, Nueces County Medical Examiner, Trial Test., Texas v. Jesse Garza, No. 79-CR–881-C (Nueces Cty., 94th Dist. Tex. Jan. 31, 1980) at 683 (“The most striking thing when [Sauceda’s] body was viewed initially was that there was an X on her back, a large X extending from the shoulder to the buttocks, not exactly a slash, but a scrape-type cut across her back, and as I said, she was nude.”).

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