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    Rosendo Rodriguez, confessed killer of Summer Baldwin, Joanna Rogers, executed in Huntsville

    Rosendo Rodriguez, confessed killer of Summer Baldwin, Joanna Rogers, executed in Huntsville

    Rosendo Rodriguez III (Source: TDCJ)Rosendo Rodriguez III (Source: TDCJ)

    The man who confessed to the murders of Summer Baldwin and Joanna Rogers has been executed in Huntsville but the families of the victims "can't call this closure."

    The man who confessed to the murders of Summer Baldwin and Joanna Rogers has been executed in Huntsville but the families of the victims "can't call this closure."

  • 'She deserved to live' - Remembering Summer Baldwin, 13 years after her murder

    'She deserved to live' - Remembering Summer Baldwin, 13 years after her murder

    Monday, March 26 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-03-27 01:11:59 GMT
    Remembering Summer BaldwinRemembering Summer Baldwin
    Remembering Summer Baldwin, murdered in 2005 by Rosendo Rodriguez III (Source: Family members)Remembering Summer Baldwin, murdered in 2005 by Rosendo Rodriguez III (Source: Family members)

    In September 2005, a City of Lubbock landfill worker made a gruesome discovery.  "We've locked the landfill down. It's restricted and will be until we are done processing the crime scene," a spokesperson with the Lubbock Police Department told KCBD in an interview that day.  Stuffed inside a suitcase, buried amongst the garbage, they found the body of 29-year-old Summer Baldwin; Uvah Robak's only child.

    In September 2005, a City of Lubbock landfill worker made a gruesome discovery.  "We've locked the landfill down. It's restricted and will be until we are done processing the crime scene," a spokesperson with the Lubbock Police Department told KCBD in an interview that day.  Stuffed inside a suitcase, buried amongst the garbage, they found the body of 29-year-old Summer Baldwin; Uvah Robak's only child.

  • Remembering murdered teen, 16-year-old Joanna Rogers

    Remembering murdered teen, 16-year-old Joanna Rogers

    Monday, March 26 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-03-26 16:49:28 GMT
    Remembering Joanna RogersRemembering Joanna Rogers
    Remembering Joanna RogersRemembering Joanna Rogers

    On Monday, May 3, 2004, Kathy and Joe Bill Rogers kissed their daughter Joanna goodnight for the last time. "I went in to wake her up and she was just gone, she had just vanished," Kathy said. Kathy said her daughter's favorite coat, wallet, car keys and phone were all left behind in her room. "I had no clue what happened to her," Kathy said.  

    On Monday, May 3, 2004, Kathy and Joe Bill Rogers kissed their daughter Joanna goodnight for the last time. "I went in to wake her up and she was just gone, she had just vanished," Kathy said. Kathy said her daughter's favorite coat, wallet, car keys and phone were all left behind in her room. "I had no clue what happened to her," Kathy said.  

  • Rosendo Rodriguez scheduled to be executed today

    Rosendo Rodriguez scheduled to be executed today

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 9:38 AM EDT2018-03-27 13:38:49 GMT
    Rosendo Rodriguez III (Source: TDCJ)Rosendo Rodriguez III (Source: TDCJ)
    Rosendo Rodriguez III (Source: TDCJ)Rosendo Rodriguez III (Source: TDCJ)

    A man who killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child is scheduled to be executed after 6 p.m. today. Rosendo Rodriguez III, turned 38 yesterday. He was convicted of murdering Summer Baldwin in 2005, who was pregnant at the time. He also admitted to killing 16-year-old Lubbock High School student Joanna Rogers.

    A man who killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child is scheduled to be executed after 6 p.m. today. Rosendo Rodriguez III, turned 38 yesterday. He was convicted of murdering Summer Baldwin in 2005, who was pregnant at the time. He also admitted to killing 16-year-old Lubbock High School student Joanna Rogers.

  • State District Judge denies motion for stay of execution for Rosendo Rodriguez, III

    State District Judge denies motion for stay of execution for Rosendo Rodriguez, III

    Thursday, March 15 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-15 15:43:06 GMT
    Rosendo Rodriguez (Source: KCBD File Photo)Rosendo Rodriguez (Source: KCBD File Photo)

    State District Judge Jim Bob Darnell has denied a motion for a stay of execution for Rosendo Rodriguez, III, sentenced to death for the murder of a pregnant woman and her unborn child.

    State District Judge Jim Bob Darnell has denied a motion for a stay of execution for Rosendo Rodriguez, III, sentenced to death for the murder of a pregnant woman and her unborn child.

  • Rosendo Rodriguez III's attorney explains request to delay execution

    Rosendo Rodriguez III's attorney explains request to delay execution

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 7:02 PM EST2018-02-22 00:02:45 GMT
    Attorney Seth Kretzer (Source: KCBD Video)Attorney Seth Kretzer (Source: KCBD Video)

    On November 8, 2017, the trial court signed an order scheduling Rodriguez to be executed at 6 p.m. on March 27, 2018. On Tuesday, Kretzer filed a motion for stay of execution in Lubbock County's 140th District Court.

    On November 8, 2017, the trial court signed an order scheduling Rodriguez to be executed at 6 p.m. on March 27, 2018. On Tuesday, Kretzer filed a motion for stay of execution in Lubbock County's 140th District Court.

  • Rosendo Rodriguez asks for stay of execution, citing settlement with chief medical examiner

    Rosendo Rodriguez asks for stay of execution, citing settlement with chief medical examiner

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:21 PM EST2018-02-21 01:21:14 GMT
    Rosendo Rodriguez (Source: KCBD File Photo)Rosendo Rodriguez (Source: KCBD File Photo)

    Rosendo Rodriguez, III, sentenced to death for the murder of a pregnant woman and her unborn child, asked for a stay of execution on Tuesday, based on the actions of Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner Sridhar Natarajan.

    Rosendo Rodriguez, III, sentenced to death for the murder of a pregnant woman and her unborn child, asked for a stay of execution on Tuesday, based on the actions of Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner Sridhar Natarajan.

  • Rosendo Rodriguez execution date set for March 27, 2018

    Rosendo Rodriguez execution date set for March 27, 2018

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:11 PM EST2018-02-21 00:11:26 GMT
    Rosendo Rodriguez (Source: KCBD File Photo)Rosendo Rodriguez (Source: KCBD File Photo)
    Rosendo Rodriguez (Source: KCBD File Photo)Rosendo Rodriguez (Source: KCBD File Photo)

    A Lubbock man found guilty of killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child is set to be executed on March 27, 2018.

    A Lubbock man found guilty of killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child is set to be executed on March 27, 2018.

  • 6/27/08

    Rosendo Rodriguez Appeal Eligibility Runs Out

    Rosendo Rodriguez Appeal Eligibility Runs Out

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:35 GMT
    In his most recent appeal, time has run out for convicted capital murderer, Rosendo Rodriguez. Rodriguez's motion for a new trial expired 75 days after he was sentenced to death for the capital murder of Summer Baldwin and her unborn baby. At a hearing last week, Rodriguez's current attorney tried to prove his original attorney was ineffective. Judge Jim Bob Darnell never ruled on the appeal, allowing the time run out.  Now Rodriguez's only hope for an...
    Time has run out for convicted capital murderer, Rosendo Rodriguez. At least in his most recent appeal for a new trial. 
  • 6/7/06

    Rosendo Rodriguez Confesses to the Death of Joanna Rogers

    Rosendo Rodriguez Confesses to the Death of Joanna Rogers

    NewsChannel 11 has learned a confession has been made in connection with missing teen Joanna Rogers. Sources tell us Rosendo Rodriguez admitted to killing Rogers and dumping her body in the landfill. That's the same place Summer Baldwin's body was discovered. Rodriguez is charged with killing Baldwin and stuffing her body in a suitcase. He has not yet been charged with Roger's murder. Rogers disappeared from her south Lubbock home May 2004. Rodriguez was named the...
    NewsChannel 11 has learned a confession has been made in connection with missing teen Joanna Rogers. Sources tell us Rosendo Rodriguez admitted to killing Rogers and dumping her body in the landfill.
  • 2/1/06

    Rosendo Rodriguez's Attorney Asking for Removal

    Rosendo Rodriguez's Attorney Asking for Removal

    New information in the Rosendo Rodriguez murder case.
  • 3/24/08

    First Testimony in Rosendo Rodriguez Capital Murder Trial

    First Testimony in Rosendo Rodriguez Capital Murder Trial

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:38 GMT
    The capital murder trial of a Lubbock man is now underway in a court near Amarillo.  Rosendo Rodriguez has pleaded not guilty to the murders of Summer Baldwin and her unborn child. Her body was found in a suitcase at the Lubbock landfill in 2005. Rodriguez entered the courtroom Monday morning wearing a dark suit, white shirt, and white tie. The twelve jurors and two alternates include nine women, one of them is Hispanic; and five men, one of them black. Prose...
    Rosendo Rodriguez has pleaded not guilty to the murders of Summer Baldwin and her unborn child. Her body was found in a Lubbock landfill in 2005.
  • 3/26/08

    Jurors Hear Rosendo Rodriguez's Version of Events

    Jurors Hear Rosendo Rodriguez's Version of Events

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:37 GMT
    The capital murder trial of Rosendo Rodriguez continued for a third day in Canyon. On Wednesday, jurors heard Rodriguez's version of events, the night he allegedly killed a Lubbock prostitute, Summer Baldwin, and her unborn child in his hotel room. Baldwin's body was found in a Lubbock landfill in September of 2005.   Prosecutors played a video tape of Rodriguez's interview with Lubbock Police following his arrest. He told detectives that ...
    On Wednesday, jurors heard Rodriguez's version of events, the night he allegedly killed Lubbock prostitute, Summer Baldwin, and her unborn child in his hotel room.
  • 3/25/08

    Rosendo Rodriguez Murder Trial - Day Two Wrap Up

    Rosendo Rodriguez Murder Trial - Day Two Wrap Up

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:37 GMT
    Day two of the Rosendo Rodriguez capital murder trial is now history. On Tuesday the prosecution presented more evidence that they say will link Rodriguez to the murder of Summer Baldwin. Some of that evidence fueled courtroom fireworks. In testimony from several Lubbock Police Department detectives we learned about evidence left in the hotel room where Summer Baldwin died and more details on the suitcase Baldwin was found in on September 13, 2005. The prosecution believes the ...
    The prosecution called almost a dozen new witnesses to the stand in the second day of testimony in the Rosendo Rodriguez capital murder trial in Randall County. NewsChannel 11's Justin Michaels has a complete wrap-up of Tuesday's hearing.
  • 3/26/08

    Rosendo Rodriguez Capital Murder Trial - Day Three Wrap-Up

    Rosendo Rodriguez Capital Murder Trial - Day Three Wrap-Up

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:37 GMT
    Wednesday morning, prosecutors showed a video tape of Rosendo Rodriguez's interview with police in Lubbock after his San Antonio arrest. During that interview Rodriguez himself admits that he stuffed Summer Baldwin's body into a suitcase and threw it in a dumpster. Rodriguez, who was in Lubbock for Marine Reserve training, said he met Summer Baldwin for the first time on Saturday, September 10, 2005 and did not know she was a prostitute. Rodriguez says after training,...
    Wednesday, prosecutors showed a video tape of Rosendo Rodriguez's interview with police in Lubbock after his San Antonio arrest on which Rodriguez admits to stuffing Summer Baldwin's body into a suitcase and throwing it in a dumpster. NewsChannel 11's Justin Michaels has more from Canyon.
  • 3/27/08

    Rosendo Rodriguez Capital Murder Trial - Day Four Wrap-Up

    Rosendo Rodriguez Capital Murder Trial - Day Four Wrap-Up

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:37 GMT
    The prosecution had two witnesses on the stand Thursday.  While one explained the trauma on Summer Baldwin's body the other witness outlined what Rodriguez did when he returned to San Antonio as her autopsy was being performed. The final day of testimony began where it left off Wednesday as former Lubbock Medical Examiner, Dr. Sridhar Natarajan, detailed the autopsy he performed on Summer Baldwin back in September of 2005. In his testimony, Dr. Natarajan said Baldwin...
    The defense called no witnesses Thursday during the testimony phase of the Rosendo Rodriguez capital murder trial. NewsChannel 11's Justin Michaels is following the trial in Canyon and has the latest.
  • 3/24/08

    First Testimony in Rosendo Rodriguez Capital Murder Trial

    First Testimony in Rosendo Rodriguez Capital Murder Trial

    The capital murder trial of a Lubbock man is now underway in a court near Amarillo.  Rosendo Rodriguez has pleaded not guilty to the murders of Summer Baldwin and her unborn child. Her body was found in a suitcase at the Lubbock landfill in 2005. Rodriguez entered the courtroom Monday morning wearing a dark suit, white shirt, and white tie. The twelve jurors and two alternates include nine women, one of them is Hispanic; and five men, one of them black. Prose...
    Rosendo Rodriguez has pleaded not guilty to the murders of Summer Baldwin and her unborn child. Her body was found in a Lubbock landfill in 2005.
  • 3/28/08

    Rosendo Rodriguez Found Guilty on Two Counts of Capital Murder

    Rosendo Rodriguez Found Guilty on Two Counts of Capital Murder

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:36 GMT
    A Randall County jury took only two hours for deliberation on Friday to return a guilty verdict in the Rosendo Rodriguez Capital Murder trial. Rodriguez was found guilty of two counts of Capital Murder for the killing of Summer Baldwin and her unborn child. In closing arguments by the prosecution, Lubbock District Attorney Matt Powell called Rodriguez "True evil." Defense Attorney Rick Waldroup said, "The case isn't about who did it but rather what happened." He...
    A Randall County jury took only two hours Friday to find Rosendo Rodriguez guilty on two counts of Capital Murder for the killing of Summer Baldwin and her unborn child.
  • 3/28/08

    Rosendo Rodriguez Guilty on Two Counts Of Capital Murder

    Rosendo Rodriguez Guilty on Two Counts Of Capital Murder

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:36 GMT
    Rosendo Rodriguez is guilty of two counts of capital murder. NewsChannel 11 was in the courtroom Friday when a jury of his peers said, yes, Rosendo Rodriguez did rape and murder Summer Baldwin and her unborn baby. Since he's been found guilty, Rodriguez could face the death penalty. Rosendo Rodriguez was emotionless every day this week and even on Friday, when the verdict was read by the judge, Rodriguez remained stoic. After the charge was read and the jury too...
    Rosendo Rodriguez is guilty of two counts of capital murder. NewsChannel 11 was in the courtroom Friday when a jury of his peers convicted Rodriguez for the murder Summer Baldwin and her unborn baby. NewsChannel 11's Justin Michaels has the latest from Canyon.
  • 3/31/08

    Rosendo Rodriguez Capital Murder Trial - Day Six Wrap Up

    Rosendo Rodriguez Capital Murder Trial - Day Six Wrap Up

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:36 GMT
    Monday was day six of the Rosendo Rodriguez capital murder trial and the day began with a hearing about Joanna Rogers and ended with both sides resting their cases. In between we saw four more character witnesses for the prosecution and 12 witnesses for the defense. The prosecution began with a fifth girl accusing Rosendo Rodriguez of rape. Then for the first time in this trial, we heard the name Joanna Rogers. You'll recall Rogers was another girl fo...
    Day six of the Rosendo Rodriguez capital murder trial began with a hearing about Joanna Rogers and ended with both sides resting their cases. In between were four more character witnesses for the prosecution and 12 for the defense. NewsChannel 11's Justin Michaels has more from Canyon.
  • 4/1/08

    Death For Rosendo Rodriguez

    Death For Rosendo Rodriguez

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:35 GMT
    You could have heard a pin drop in the courtroom as the sentence was handed down. Tuesday's final proceedings started with the reading of the courts charge and ended with Rosendo Rodriguez starting his journey from Canyon to death row. In between we heard the closing statements from the prosecution and defense. Then the jury deliberated from 10 o'clock in the morning until 1:39 in the afternoon. Not a minute later the judge said Rosendo Rodriguez would be put to death, a deci...
    You could have heard a pin drop in the courtroom as the sentence was handed down. Rosendo Rodriguez starts his journey from Canyon to death row. NewsChannel 11's Justin Michaels has more.
  • Rosendo Rodriguez's attorney turns to Court of Criminal Appeals

    Rosendo Rodriguez's attorney turns to Court of Criminal Appeals

    Monday, March 19 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-03-19 23:44:16 GMT
    Source: TDCJSource: TDCJ
    Rosendo Rodriguez III (Source: TDCJ)Rosendo Rodriguez III (Source: TDCJ)

    On Monday, the 140th Judicial District Court for Lubbock County dismissed the latest effort to delay the execution of convicted murderer Rosendo Rodriguez, III.

    On Monday, the 140th Judicial District Court for Lubbock County dismissed the latest effort to delay the execution of convicted murderer Rosendo Rodriguez, III.

  • 3/28/08

    BREAKING NEWS: Rosendo Rodriguez Guilty of Capital Murder

    BREAKING NEWS: Rosendo Rodriguez Guilty of Capital Murder

    Friday, March 28 2008 1:45 PM EDT2008-03-28 17:45:01 GMT
    After only two hours of deliberation, a Randall County jury found Rosendo Rodriguez, 28, guilty on two counts of capital murder. Rodriguez killed Summer Baldwin and her unborn child in a Lubbock hotel room in 2005. A Lubbock medical examiner testified that Baldwin may have been alive when Rodriguez stuffed her body in a suitcase, and tossed it into a dumpster. Her body was found in the Lubbock landfill the next day. Following a short recess, the...
    After only two hours of deliberation, a Randall County jury found Rosendo Rodriguez guilty in the capital murder of Summer Baldwin, and her unborn child.
  • 1/22/08

    Jury Selection to Begin in Rosendo Rodriguez Murder Trial

    Jury Selection to Begin in Rosendo Rodriguez Murder Trial

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:39 GMT
    Jury selection will begin Wednesday in the trial of a Lubbock murder suspect. Rosendo Rodriguez will stand trial for capital murder in the death of Summer Baldwin. Her body was found inside a suitcase at the Lubbock landfill in 2005. Rodriguez also reportedly confessed to killing Lubbock teen Joanna Rogers. Her body was also found at the landfill. So far, Rodriguez has not been charged with her murder. Rodriguez's attorneys had asked for a change of venue, saying that...
    Rosendo Rodriguez will stand trial for capital murder in the death of Summer Baldwin. Her body was found inside a suitcase at the Lubbock landfill in 2005.
  • 10/24/06

    Rosendo Rodriguez's Fate Appears Uncertain

    Rosendo Rodriguez's Fate Now Uncertain

    Investigators were searching the city landfill for Joanna Rogers because the prime suspect, Rosendo Rodriguez, admitted to strangling the teen, putting her body in a suitcase and throwing it in a dumpster. Tuesday, District Attorney Matt Powell declined to comment on whether Rodriguez will now be charged with Joanna's murder.  Powell did tell NewsChannel 11 that the discovery will not change their course of action against Rodriguez in the Summer Baldwin case.&n...
    District Attorney Matt Powell declined to comment on whether Rodriguez will now be charged with the murder of Joanna Rogers.
  • 1/23/08

    Jury Selection Starts In Rosendo Rodriguez Trial

    Jury Selection Starts In Rosendo Rodriguez Trial

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:38 GMT
    From 600 jury summons to 160 people, that is how many Lubbock residents are set to go through jury selection in the trial of Rosendo Rodriguez. Rodriguez is charged with capital murder in the death of Summer Baldwin and her unborn child.  Her body was found inside a suitcase at the Lubbock landfill in 2005. Rodriguez also reportedly confessed to killing Lubbock teen Joanna Rogers. However, he has not been charged with her death. Wednesday morning, 183 potential j...
    From 600 jury summons to 160 people, that is how many Lubbock residents are set to go through jury selection in the trial of Rosendo Rodriguez. NewsChannel 11's Julia Bruck has more.
  • 2/14/08

    Jury Selection to Begin in Rosendo Rodriguez Murder Trial

    Jury Selection to Begin in Rosendo Rodriguez Murder Trial

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:38 GMT
    Jury selection in the Rosendo Rodriguez capital murder case begins Thursday in Canyon, Texas. Judge Jim Bob Darnell granted a change of venue last month, after finding too much prejudice to give Rodriguez a fair trial in Lubbock county. Rodriguez is charged with capital murder in the death of Summer Baldwin and her unborn child. Her body was found inside a suitcase at the Lubbock landfill in 2005. Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney Matt Powell is seeking the death...
    Jury selection in the Rosendo Rodriguez capital murder case begins Thursday in Canyon, Texas.
  • 3/14/08

    Jury Selection Complete in Rosendo Rodriguez Capital Murder Trial

    Jury Selection Complete in Rosendo Rodriguez Capital Murder Trial

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:38 GMT
    After three and a half weeks, jury selection is now complete in the Capital Murder trial of a man accused of killing a pregnant Lubbock woman. The trial of Rosendo Rodriguez was moved to Canyon, after it was decided that he could not get a fair trial due to the extensive media coverage in Lubbock. Rodriguez is accused in the murders of Summer Baldwin and her unborn child. The trial is scheduled to begin March 24th, one week from Monday. Courts & ...
    After three and a half weeks, jury selection is now complete in the Capital Murder trial of a man accused of killing a pregnant Lubbock woman.
  • 3/18/08

    Rosendo Rodriguez Back in Lubbock Court

    Rosendo Rodriguez Back in Lubbock Court

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:38 GMT
    The man accused of capital murder in the death of a pregnant woman, was back in a Lubbock courtroom Tuesday. Rosendo Rodriguez attended a hearing where his attorneys withdrew two motions to suppress statements about his two previous attorneys being ineffective. The motion was granted, keeping the attorney-client privilege of his former counsel intact. Rodriguez is on trial for the murder of Summer Baldwin and her unborn child. His case was moved to Randall County, due to all th...
    Rodriguez attended a hearing where his attorneys withdrew two motions to suppress statements about his previous attorneys.
  • 3/31/08

    Rosendo Rodriguez Moved to Tears During Punishment Testimony

    Rosendo Rodriguez Moved to Tears During Punishment Testimony

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:36 GMT
    Convicted killer Rosendo Rodriguez was moved to tears Monday during the punishment phase of his trial. Last Friday, a jury found Rodriguez guilty on two counts of capital murder in the death of Summer Baldwin and her unborn child. Monday, that same jury heard about Joanna Rogers for the first time. Although Rodriguez allegedly admitted to killing Rogers, a short hearing determined that only certain facts about her case could be used in this trial. Joanna...
    During testimony on Tuesday, Rodriguez jumped to his feet and cried out, but was restrained by bailiffs.
  • 3/26/08

    Jurors Hear Rosendo Rodriguez's Version of Events

    Jurors Hear Rosendo Rodriguez's Version of Events

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:35 GMT
    The capital murder trial of Rosendo Rodriguez continued for a third day in Canyon. On Wednesday, jurors heard Rodriguez's version of events, the night he allegedly killed a Lubbock prostitute, Summer Baldwin, and her unborn child in his hotel room. Baldwin's body was found in a Lubbock landfill in September of 2005.   Prosecutors played a video tape of Rodriguez's interview with Lubbock Police following his arrest. He told detectives that ...
    On Wednesday, jurors heard Rodriguez's version of events, the night he allegedly killed Lubbock prostitute, Summer Baldwin, and her unborn child in his hotel room.
  • 4/1/08

    Rosendo Rodriguez Sentenced to Death

    Rosendo Rodriguez Sentenced to Death

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:35 GMT
    Rosendo Rodriguez is headed to death row for the murder of a pregnant Lubbock woman. It took a Randall County jury less than four hours to decide Rodriguez's fate Tuesday, almost two hours longer than it took to convict him on two counts of capital murder for the death of 29-year-old Summer Baldwin and her unborn child. Lubbock County District Attorney Matt Powell says the punishment is a win for justice. "We don't put these in terms of victory or anything else. I...
    After three and a half hours of deliberations, a Randall County jury gave Rosendo Rodriguez the death penalty.
  • 6/13/08

    Rosendo Rodriguez Returns to Lubbock

    Rosendo Rodriguez Returns to Lubbock

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:35 GMT
    A death row inmate is back in Lubbock tonight. Rosendo Rodriguez is appealing his capital murder conviction, and will attend a hearing here in Lubbock next Thursday. A Randall County jury convicted him in April, for the capital murder of Summer Baldwin. Rodriguez is seeking a new trial, because he claims his first attorney was ineffective. Courts & Crime Take a look at the Courts & Crime news from around Lubbock.
    A Randall County jury convicted Rosendo Rodriguez in April, for the capital murder of Summer Baldwin.
  • Rosendo Rodriguez appealing conviction in Lubbock court

    Rosendo Rodriguez appealing conviction in Lubbock court

    Monday, March 26 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-03-26 15:43:34 GMT
    Sunday, December 14 2014 9:54 PM EST2014-12-15 02:54:40 GMT
    A condemned killer was in a Lubbock courtroom to appeal his conviction Thursday. 32-year-old Rosendo Rodriguez says his attorneys did not effectively assist him. The hearing is expected to continue Friday in front of State District Judge Jim Bob Darnell. If the judge rejects his claim, Rodriguez can continue his efforts with the criminal court of appeals in Austin. He was convicted in 2008 for the murder of Summer Baldwin and her unborn child in a Lubbock hotel room in 2005. Cop...
    A condemned killer was in a Lubbock courtroom to appeal his conviction Thursday. 32-year-old Rosendo Rodriguez says his attorneys did not effectively assist him.
  • 5/14/08

    Rosendo Rodriguez Moved to Death Row

    Rosendo Rodriguez Moved to Death Row

    Early Wednesday morning, a convicted killer was moved from the Lubbock County Jail to death row.
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  • Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat

    Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat

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    Authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France due to an apparent threat against security services. (Source: Raycom Media)Authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France due to an apparent threat against security services. (Source: Raycom Media)
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    Road to N. Korea's denuclearization is littered with failure

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  • World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

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    Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. (Source: TV Asahi/CNN)Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. (Source: TV Asahi/CNN)

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