June 27, 2017
A man sentenced to death for the 1991 kidnapping, rape and murder of a Houston woman was resentenced Tuesday to life in prison due to a federal court ruling that he can’t be executed because he is intellectually disabled.
Robert James Campbell, who was on parole at the time of the crimes, faced the family of Alejandra Rendon, a 20-year-old bank teller who was abducted from a gas station near her home.
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said her office will protest all of Campbell’s future parole hearings to remind officials of the brutality of his crime.
“In unison with his victims and their families, we will do everything we can to see that he serves every second of his life sentence,” Ogg said.
Campbell was convicted by a Harris County jury of capital murder and sentenced to death by lethal injection. Because of the option of life without parole was not available in 1991, he will be resentenced to life in prison.