Man convicted of murder to be executed Wednesday in Huntsville

A man is set to be executed Wednesday at the Huntsville State Penitentiary for a murder in 1998. Thirty-eight year old Pablo Vasquez was convicted of the murder of a 12-year old Hispanic male. 

During the night time in Donna, Vasquez and his accomplice, Andy Chapa, murdered the child on April 18, 1998. Vasquez struck the victim in the head with a piece of pipe and a shovel. According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the victim’s body was buried behind a home on Sites Road and FM 493. Vasquez took a ring and a necklace belonging to the victim. Vasquez and the co-defendant had met the victim at a local party.