The Police News
September 22, 2009
Huntsville, Texas -- The state of Texas is set to execute a death row inmate tonight for the murders of three people in Houston in 1995.
Authorities say Christopher Coleman was sentenced to death for fatally shooting Heimar Prado Hurtado, Jose Luis Garcia-Castro and three-year-old Danny Giraldo during a drug deal gone wrong.
Coleman approached the passenger side of a car that had stopped at a dead-end street, and he then fired a gun numerous times into the vehicle.
The young boy's mother Elsie Prado was also shot, but she survived several gunshot wounds and identified Coleman as the gunman.
Coleman was taken into custody in Tennessee a couple of weeks later.
If his execution is carried out, Coleman would be the 18th person executed in Texas this year.