(August 1, 1959 - June 27, 2006)
Angel was a convicted serial killer, executed in the U.S. state
of Texas. He was an illegal immigrant from Mexico, who wandered
the United States on trains to commit his crimes. He became the
457th fugitive listed by the FBI on the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives
list in 1999.
He evaded authorities for a considerable time, having no fixed
addresses, and making undocumented international transit between
Mexico, the United States, and Canada until he was captured.
Reséndiz killed as many as 15 people with rocks and other
objects, mainly in their homes, to steal money for alcohol and
drugs. He raped some of his female victims, though rape only
served as a secondary intent.
The police tracked down Reséndiz through his sister, Manuela,
and he surrendered in 1999. Following several mental competency
hearings, an execution date was set and Ángel Reséndiz
was executed in Huntsville, Texas, on June 27, 2006, by lethal
injection. In his final statement, Reséndiz asked for