Rolando Ruiz


Age: 44

Texas hitman and contract killer who was convicted of accepting a $2,000 payment to fatally shoot 29-year-old Theresa Rodriguez as she was getting out of a car outside her home in San Antonio, Texas in 1992 in a murder-for-hire plot orchestrated by her husband and brother-in-law so they could collect $400,000 in insurance money, and whose co-defendant Michael Rodriguez (executed in 2008) gained notoriety while on death row as part of the "Texas Seven" inmates who escaped from a South Texas prison in 2000 and killed a Dallas-area police officer.

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

Born: July 4, 1972

Died: March 7, 2017

Huntsville, Texas