Summary of Offense:
On November 23, 1996, in El Paso, Gomez fatally shot an 18-year-old man, Toby Hatheway, Jr., and two 16-year-old twin brothers, Michael and Matthew Meredith, with a .357-caliber pistol. Gomez observed the three walking down the road near his mother's residence. Gomez thought they were the ones who had broken into his mother's residence. He and three co-defendants got into a fight with the boys and Gomez shot the three repeatedly in the head, then buried them in sand dunes in the desert.
Gomez was sentenced to death in El Paso County in December 1998.