Peter Anthony Cantu

 

 

Age: 35

 

Summary: self-appointed leader of a Houston gang who became a mastermind in the brutal gang-rape, torture and murder of two teenage girls in 1993, in which five former gang members were sentenced to death but two others who were 17 when the girls were killed were spared the death penalty when the U.S. Supreme Court barred execution of people who were under 18 when they committed their crimes.

 

 

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

 

Born: May 27, 1975

 

Died: August 17, 2010

 

Location: Huntsville, Texas