Tommy Castro killed a little girl
Posted in the Amarillo Forum
#1 Jun 4, 2011
Wow. Did anyone know this guy?
#2 Jun 4, 2011
This is from the article. The guy is from Amarillo.
Convicted killer 43 year old Tommy Isreal Castro is sentenced to life in prison by a Wilbarger County Jury Tuesday night only after eight minutes of deliberations.
The punishment phase against convicted killer Castro was in session at the Wilbarger County Court House. On Tuesday evening, Castro was found guilty of murder in the death of five year old Kati Earnest in Vernon, on July 4th, 2009.
District Attorney Staley Heatly stated, "Tommy Castro should never see the light of day again. he has spent the last twenty years of his life brutalizing women and children and it is finally time for him to pay the price."
At the punishment phase of the trial, Heatly called five different women that had been previous victims of Castro. They all reported a history of domestic violence involving the defendant. The first witness presented by the State at punishment was assaulted by Castro as early as 1992. The last witness testified that she was assaulted by Castro in 2008. The other women were assaulted sometime in between those years.
Heatly states, "the jury got to hear from a series of women that were beaten by the defendant over the last two decades. This man received great pleasure from dominating and controlling others and, thankfully, he will never have the opportunity to do that again."
During the punishment phase, the jurors also got to hear from a thirteen year old boy. The boy lived with his mother and Tommy Castro between 2007 and 2009. The boy testified that Castro choked him, beat him, and stepped on him numerous occasions. When asked by the defense attorney if Castro had ever treated him well, the boy responded, "when he wasn't beating me."
#3 Jun 6, 2011
Yes, I saw this in the paper. Seems like he left a trail of broken and battered women from across the state over the last decade.
What a sick, sick man!
#4 Jul 4, 2011
I was one of his victims. I endured almost 3 yrs of his evil. To this day I still have PTSD from the torture at his hands. I've tried so hard to move on and make life normal. I have a wonderful life now but I will never forget all the pain, and mental scars. Tommy killing a child does not surprise me. It was just a matter of time for him to kill someone. I barely escaped with my life. This life sentence was a greAt victory to get him off the street but at a horrendous price with a child's life ending way to soon.. God bless Kati!!
#5 Jul 5, 2011
Yes I was friends with Kristy, and I babysat Kati.
#6 Aug 7, 2011
This man's brother is also in prison for having stabbed someone. The problem here is the mother and father. They let their kids do whatever they wanted and now at least two of them are convicted criminals.
#7 Jun 23, 2012
Please sign a petition to keep Kati's mom in prison!
#8 Sep 15, 2012
yes, I did and I can't believe that he was like this,
Goes to show you never know who you let in your house..
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