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Execution Date set for Anthony Shore aka the “Tourniquet Killer”



News Release

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Harris County District Attorney



Execution Date set for Anthony Shore aka the “Tourniquet Killer”


Judge Maria T. Jackson of the 339th District Court set October 18, 2017 as the execution date for Anthony Allen Shore.

Shore is a convicted pedophile and serial killer who terrorized Harris County’s young Hispanic female population from 1986 through 2003. He was known as the “Tourniquet Killer,” for torturing and strangling his victims to death with handmade tourniquets.

Shore admitted to raping and murdering 21-year-old Maria del Carmen Estrada in 1992 after DNA evidence linked him to her capital murder. Estrada was raped and her nude body was left in the drive-thru of a Spring Branch Dairy Queen. Shore’s other victims included fourteen-year-old Laurie Tremblay in 1986, nine-year-old Dana Rebollar in 1994, and sixteen-year-old Dana Sanchez in 1995. All were raped, tortured, and murdered by Shore.

The murders went unsolved for nearly two decades until he was arrested for sexually assaulting two juvenile, female relatives. DNA evidence and new technology facilitated the DNA match, which led to Shores ultimate confession to each of his crimes. At his trial in 2004 he was convicted and sentence to death by a Harris County Jury.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg describes Shore as “a true serial killer, a person deserving of the ultimate punishment. His crimes were predatory, and his victims the most vulnerable in society- women and children. For his brutal acts, the Death Penalty is appropriate.”