Rodriguez Officially Sentenced To Death - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/10/08

Rodriguez Officially Sentenced To Death

The man convicted of killing Summer Baldwin and her unborn child was officially sentenced to death. Baldwin's body was found in a Lubbock landfill in 2005. More than a week ago, a Randall County jury found Rosendo Rodriguez guilty of capital murder.

Thursday morning sheriff deputies escorted Rodriguez into a Lubbock County Courtroom. There, Judge Jim Bob Darnell sentenced him to the jury's punishment of death.

Lubbock County District Attorney Matt Powell said, "As far as trying the case I'll never get over it. It will always be part of me. But as far as handling the case, my part is finished."

Powell says he will now hands the case over to appeals experts. Judge Darnell appointed Rodriguez two appellate attorneys to appeal his death sentence.

Rodriguez is expected to be transferred to death row in Livingston Texas, upon meeting with his attorney's.

Lubbock PD Registered Sex Offenders
Look up Registered Sex Offenders by ZIP code.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

    Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-04-19 04:11:58 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-04-19 15:44:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File). FILE - In this March 17, 2015 file photo, Cuba's President Raul Castro listens to the playing of national anthems during his welcome ceremony at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. On April 19, 20...(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File). FILE - In this March 17, 2015 file photo, Cuba's President Raul Castro listens to the playing of national anthems during his welcome ceremony at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. On April 19, 20...

    Raul Castro's departure from the presidency is a symbolically charged moment for a country that has been under the absolute rule of one family since the Cuban revolution of the 1950s.

    Raul Castro's departure from the presidency is a symbolically charged moment for a country that has been under the absolute rule of one family since the Cuban revolution of the 1950s.

  • Syracuse frat suspended for 'extremely racist, anti-semitic' videos

    Syracuse frat suspended for 'extremely racist, anti-semitic' videos

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-04-19 14:38:09 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-04-19 15:44:14 GMT
    The Tolley administration building is shown at Syracuse University. The university community is dealing with the revelation of a frat's racist and offensive videos. (Source: ZeWrestler/Wikicommons)The Tolley administration building is shown at Syracuse University. The university community is dealing with the revelation of a frat's racist and offensive videos. (Source: ZeWrestler/Wikicommons)

    Members of the Syracuse chapter of Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity, produced videos that showed people using racial and ethnic slurs and sexually explicit gestures, the college newspaper The Daily Orange reported.

    Members of the Syracuse chapter of Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity, produced videos that showed people using racial and ethnic slurs and sexually explicit gestures, the college newspaper The Daily Orange reported.

  • FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion

    FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-04-19 05:02:22 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-04-19 15:44:12 GMT
    (NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...(NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...

    The Federal Aviation Administration's announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine's manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work.

    The Federal Aviation Administration's announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine's manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work.

Powered by Frankly