Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive



Monday, June 26, 2000

MEDIA ADVISORY:

JESSY CARLOS SAN MIGUEL SCHEDULED TO BE EXECUTED

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn offers the following information on Jessy Carlos San Miguel who is scheduled to be executed after 6 p.m., Thursday, June 29th.

In January of 1991, Jessy Carlos San Miguel was convicted for the capital murder of Michael Phelan. San Miguel shot Phelan and three other people while robbing a Taco Bell in Irving.

Michael Phelan was shot twice, once in the back of the head. The second victim, Son Nguyen was shot in the shoulder. The bullet entered his neck and exited near his nose. A third victim, Frank Fraga was shot twice in the back of the head. The final victim, Theresa Fraga, who was pregnant, was also shot twice in the back of the head. The victims' bodies were found in a walk in refrigerator at the Taco Bell.

In June 1991, a jury sentenced San Miguel to death.

EVIDENCE

COURT APPEALS TIMELINE

PRIOR CRIMINAL HISTORY

SCHEDULED EXECUTIONS 07/12/00 Orien Cecil Joiner (Lubbock County)
07/12/00 Caruthers Alexander (Bexar County)
07/26/00 Juan Soria (Tarrant County)
08/09/00 Oliver David Cruz (Bexar County)
08/16/00 John Satterwhite (Bexar County)
08/22/00 Richard Wayne Jones (Tarrant County)

MISCELLANEOUS

If this execution is carried out, it will be the 223rd execution since executions resumed in Texas in 1982, and the 59th since Attorney General Cornyn took office.

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