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Index and Descriptions of Exhibits to Videotape Interviews

Fifty-one exhibits were used in at least one videotape or audiotape interview. Each exhibit is lettered from A to Z or from AA to AY. The exhibits are collected in three PDF files:


In each videotape interview, the small set of exhibits used were numbered separately, starting in each case with Exhibit 1. The Exhibit Index below enables viewers to match the exhibit number in each interview to the exhibit letter (A-AY) used in the three collected sets of exhibits.

Additionally, in the collected sets of exhibits, each exhibit (A-AY) is followed by a handwritten list of the interviews in which that exhibit was used (indicated by abbreviations) and its exhibit number in each interview in which it was used.

The Exhibit Index is below, followed by a Description of Exhibits, which briefly describes the contents of each exhibit.


Interview and Exhibit Index

Crosswalk of Exhibit Numbers Used in Each Videotape Interview and
Exhibit Letters Used in the Collection of All Exhibits Available on this Site

Witness (Abbreviation Used on Exhibit) Interview Date Exhibit # used in Interview Exhibit Letter in Collection of all Exhibits (same order)
Janie Adrian (JA) [Transcript] [Videotape] 12/5/04 1 X
Kevan Baker [Transcript] [Audiotape] 11/22/04 None None
Karen Boudrie Evers (KB) [[Transcript] [Videotape] 2/28/05 1, 2 A, C
Marcella Brown (MB) [Transcript] [Videotape] 2/24/05 1, 2, 3 T, B, C
Eddie Cruz*[Transcript] [Videotape] 2/25/05 None None
Hector DePeña [Transcript] [Videotape] 2/23/05 None None
Rosie Esquivel (RE) [Transcript] [Videotape]] 2/27/05 1, 2, 3 A, C, B
Eddie Garza (EG) [Transcript] [Videotape] 12/6/04 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 Y, Z, AA, AB, AC, AD, AE, AF, AR, AG, AH, AI, AJ, AK, V, B
Diana Gomez (DG) [Transcript] [Videotape] 12/7/04 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 W, S, B, Q, T, R
Vicky Gutierrez (VG) [Transcript] [Videotape] 2/27/05 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8A, 9, 10, 10A, 11, AL, AT, AU, AV, AM, AW, AN, AO, AS, AP, AQ, AX, AR
Pricilla Jaramillo [Transcript] [Videotape] 12/4/04 None None
Jon Kelly (JK) [Transcript] [Videotape] 12/9/04 1, 2, 3 R, V, B
Becky Nesmith (BN) [Transcript] [Videotape] 12/8/04 1 AY
Yolanda Ortiz (YO) [Transcript] [Videotape] 12/6/04 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 M, H, L, K, J, I
Albert Peña [Transcript] [Videotape] 2/25/05 None None
Carroll Pickett [Transcript] [Videotape] 2/6/05 None None
Rose Rhoton (RR) [Transcript] [Videotape] 2/26/05 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 E, A, C, F, D, B
Ruben Rivera [Transcript] [Videotape] 12/7/04 None None
Rene Rodriguez [Transcript] [Videotape] 12/8/04 None None
Gloria Sanchez (GS) [Transcript] [Videotape] 2/23/05 1, 2 S, B
Freddy Schilling (FS) [Transcript] [Videotape] 2/25/05 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 S, R, C, B, Q
Robert Stange (RS) [Transcript] [Videotape] 2/24/05 1 P
Beatriz Tapia (BT) [Transcript] [Videotape] 12/9/04 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 B, R, W, C, Q, AY
Mary Margaret Tapia (MMT) [Transcript] [Videotape] 12/4/04 1, 2, 3, 4 G, H, C, R
Richard Vargas [Transcript] [Videotape] 12/4/04 None None
R. Kristen Weaver [Transcript] [Videotape] 2/28/05 None None
Dina Ybañez (DY) [Transcript] [Videotape] 12/7/04: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 N, O, S, B, W, S, Q, R, U

Description of Exhibits to Videotape Interviews


  1. Late 1980s photograph of Carlos DeLuna while on death row. From his half-sister Toni Peña.

  2. Photographs of Carlos DeLuna (left) upon his late July 1983 admission to death row and Carlos Hernandez (right) at the time of April 1989 arrest for stabbing Dina Ybañez.

  3. Late fall 1978 photograph of Carlos Hernandez (right, in hat), Margie Tapia and Carlos’s youngest brother Ephrain, when Margie was seven or eight months pregnant. From Fidela Hernandez’s refrigerator, where it had been displayed for nearly twenty-five years prior to 2004.

  4. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Carlos DeLuna taken around 10:30 or 11:00 p.m. on Feb. 4, 1983 after his arrest for the murder of Wanda Lopez, showing bruises on the bridge of DeLuna’s swollen nose and his swollen lip.

  5. Mid–1960s photograph of Carlos DeLuna (front middle, in white), his older brother Manuel DeLuna (far left), his half sister Mary Arredando (middle back; older), and his younger sister Rose DeLuna (now Rose Rhoton) (back right). From Carlos’s half-sister Toni Peña.

  6. Mid–1970s photograph of Carlos DeLuna. From his half-sister Toni Peña.

  7. Late 1970s photograph of evidently underage patrons of Casino Club. From club owner Yolanda Ortiz.

  8. Late 1970s photograph of Casino Club patrons, including Pedro Olivarez (middle), whom Carlos Hernandez told of his plan to kill Dahlia Sauceda on the night that she was murdered. From club owner Yolanda Ortiz.

  9. Late 1970s photograph of Casino Club patron Rita Hull, close friend of Carlos Hernandez’s sister Paula Hernandez. From club owner Yolanda Ortiz.

  10. Photograph of Casino Club D.J. Henry Vela. From club owner Yolanda Ortiz.

  11. Photograph of Casino Club patrons. From club owner Yolanda Ortiz.

  12. Photograph of Casino Club patrons. From club owner Yolanda Ortiz.

  13. Late 1970s photograph of Casino Club patrons, including Pedro Olivarez (right). From club owner Yolanda Ortiz.

  14. Late 1980s photograph of Carlos Hernandez (middle), Cindy Maxwell and an unidentified man (in hat). From Cindy Maxwell.

  15. Carlos Hernandez (in checked flannel over-shirt and gray undershirt) with unidentified woman. From Cindy Maxwell.

  16. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Sigmor Shamrock crime scene on night of February 4, 1983:

    undisturbed key in the lock box where excess cash was stored.

  17. Early 1990s photographs of Carlos Hernandez’s sister Paula Hernandez (in blue), Cindy Maxwell (right), Javier Hernandez (middle), and an unidentified woman. From Rita Hull.

  18. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Sigmor Shamrock crime scene on night of February 4, 1983:

    flesh-stained, lock-blade buck knife used to kill Wanda Lopez, which Detective Escobedo or technician Infante moved from under the cash drawer on the south side of the clerk’s area, where it was found, to the counter on the north side of the store, where it was photographed. Flesh stains are visible on the knife, as is blood splatter on the counter and wall.

  19. Mid–1980s photograph of Fernando (Freddy) Schilling (far right), Paula Hernandez Schilling, and their two boys John Michael and Edward (Eddie) Schilling. From Rita Hull.

  20. Mid–1980s photograph of Marcella Brown, friend Carlos Hernandez. From Cindy Maxwell.

  21. April 1989 Corpus Christi Police photographs of stomach and hand injuries to Dina Ybañez from Carlos Hernandez’s knife assault, the lock-blade buck knife used in the assault, and Hernandez at the time of his arrest for the crime.

  22. July 1986 Corpus Christi Caller-Times news photographs of Detective Eddie Garza (right) and Detective Paul Rivera (right) arresting Carlos Hernandez for the 1979 murder of Dahlia Sauceda, and of Jesse Garza, who was arrested, tried, and acquitted for the Sauceda murder in 1979–1980. From Fidela Hernandez’s refrigerator. Someone in the Hernandez family drew an ‘X’ on Paul Rivera.

  23. Photograph of Carlos Hernandez and his brother Javier. From Rita Hull.

  24. Janie Adrian’s diagram of her Carrizo Street garden apartment and its proximity to the field behind the apartment where Carlos Hernandez was standing when she overheard him confessing to killing Wanda Lopez.

  25. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Sigmor Shamrock crime scene on night of February 4, 1983:

    clerk’s areas near flap door though counter, showing filter-less cigarette fragment and the roll of fingerprint tape that technician Infante dropped during his scene investigation.

  26. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Sigmor Shamrock crime scene on night of February 4, 1983:

    clerk’s areas near flap door though counter, showing Detective Escobedo standing on evidence, maroon button in middle of the area where the victim wrestled with the assailant, calendar, fingerprint tape, blood pools, and spatter.

  27. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Sigmor Shamrock crime scene on night of February 4, 1983:

    south end of clerk’s area, showing the bloody gas-dispensing console, money left at the scene, pack of Winston cigarettes on the counter, etc.

  28. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Sigmor Shamrock crime scene on night of February 4, 1983:

    south end of clerk’s area, showing knife underneath the cash draw, blood pools and drops, money left at the scene, and Valentine’s Day Tootsie Roll dispenser.

  29. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Sigmor Shamrock crime scene on night of February 4, 1983:

    clerk’s areas near flap door though the counter, showing blood pools and spatter, cigarette butt, and shoe prints on tile floor passageway through the flap door.

  30. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Sigmor Shamrock crime scene on night of February 4, 1983:

    flesh-stained lock-blade buck knife used to murder Wanda Lopez.

  31. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Sigmor Shamrock crime scene on night of February 4, 1983:

    south end of the clerk’s area, showing money left behind at the scene, the knife, blood on the cash drawer, and the location of the telephone.

  32. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Sigmor Shamrock crime scene on night of February 4, 1983:

    south end of the clerk’s area, showing pack of Winston’s cigarettes, adding machine, and Valentine’s Day Tootsie Roll dispenser on the clerk’s counter.

  33. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Sigmor Shamrock crime scene on night of February 4, 1983:

    area between clerk’s counter and front door, showing trail of Wanda Lopez’s bloody footprints.

  34. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Sigmor Shamrock crime scene on night of February 4, 1983:

    close-up of bloody footprint.

  35. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Sigmor Shamrock crime scene on night of February 4, 1983:

    area between clerk’s counter and front door, showing trail of Wanda Lopez’s bloody footprints.

  36. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Sigmor Shamrock crime scene on night of February 4, 1983.

  37. Corpus Christi Police photograph of Sigmor Shamrock crime scene on night of February 4, 1983.

  38. July 1983 letter from Carlos DeLuna to his half-sister Mary Arredando written during his trial. From Vicky Gutierrez.

  39. Late 1983 and early 1984 letters from Carlos DeLuna in the months after arriving on death row to his half-sister Vicky Gutierrez. From Vicky Gutierrez.

  40. Carlos DeLuna certificate for completing Bible correspondence course while on death row. From Vicky Gutierrez.

  41. May 1988 letter from Carlos DeLuna to his half-sister Vicky Gutierrez. From Vicky Gutierrez.

  42. Carlos DeLuna’s visitation list for death row, including his sister Rose Rhoton and her husband Brad, half-sisters Vicky Gutierrez and Mary Arredondo, half-brother Daniel Conejo and his wife Maria, Carlos’s girlfriend Rosie Esquivel, and others.

  43. June 1988 letter from Carlos DeLuna to his half-sister Vicky Gutierrez after hearing that the federal court had denied his habeas corpus petition. From Vicky Gutierrez.

  44. Letter from Carlos DeLuna to his half-sister Vicky Gutierrez and her son Noel. From Vicky Gutierrez.

  45. October 1986 newspaper article on stay of execution for Carlos DeLuna. From Vicky Gutierrez.

  46. Letter from Carlos DeLuna to his half-sister Vicky Gutierrez. From Vicky Gutierrez.

  47. Letter from Carlos DeLuna to his half-sister Vicky Gutierrez. From Vicky Gutierrez.

  48. Letter from Carlos DeLuna to his half-sister Vicky Gutierrez. From Vicky Gutierrez.

  49. Letter from Carlos DeLuna to his half-sister Vicky Gutierrez. From Vicky Gutierrez.

  50. 1985 portrait of Carlos DeLuna by death row inmate Jesse DeLaRosa. From Vicky Gutierrez.

  51. Photograph of Wanda Lopez. State’s Exhibit 1 at Carlos DeLuna’s trial.