Manuel Pardo, a former police officer, was convicted of eight counts of first-degree murder, with an additional count. Pardo admitted he intentionally killed all nine of the victims because he believed them all to be drug dealers who “have no right to live.”
When Rolando Garcia, his known codefendant, was shown pictures of the victims during interrogation he stated, “We took care of all these people.” The State presented the case that Pardo and Garcia were drug dealers and were eliminating the competition.
Pardo was executed by the state of Flordia on December 11, 2012.
The envelope is completely handwritten.