Oliver David Cruz


Age: 33

Texas convicted murderer who was sentenced to death for the 1988 abduction, rape and murder of 24-year-old Kelly Donovan while she was stationed at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas but who has made five unsuccessful appeals against the conviction because he blamed alcohol and drug use for his actions, and who was one of two death row inmates scheduled for the first double execution in Texas in three years since 1997 when capital punishment resumed in the state in 1982 after a national death penalty ban was lifted.

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

Born: May 18, 1967

Died: August 9, 2000

Huntsville, Texas