Summary of Offense:
On the night of April 3, 1999, in McAllen, Diaz and one co-defendant murdered Michael Ryan Nichols by stabbing him 94 times in the upper chest with a knife at the victim's apartment. They also stabbed another man, who was also at the apartment, twice in the face. Diaz and the co-defendant had gone to the apartment looking for drugs and also intended to rob the victim.
Diaz was sentenced to death in February 2000.