|Appropriately known as the 'Menace' 38-year-old Texas Mexican Mafia boss Ruben Reyes was a true terror. If he had an order to kill you, you were as good as dead. Reyes was a “Lieutenant of Lieutenants” in the Texas Mexican Mafia.|
In 2016 Reyes admitted killing fellow Texas Mexican Mafia member Ulysses Farias in front of his family. Reyes and a gang associate carried out the execution based on concerns Farias was talking to federal authorities. His second perceived sin was taking his wife with him on “dime” collection runs. The “dime” is a 10 percent tax imposed by the Texas Mexican Mafia on those who sell drugs in the gang’s territory.
Reyes also admitted to shooting and killing three other Texas Mexican Mafia members. They were executed for their alleged mishandling of $60,000. A Balcones Heights Police Officer, Julian Pesina was playing with his life by simultaneously claiming membership in the Texas Mexican Mafia and displaying gang tattoos while dealing drugs to the gang. Reyes ordered underlings to execute Pesina, which they successfully did.
|Reyes seemed to have a bright future, but for reasons unknown the gang hierarchy disagreed. They sanctioned his murder and he was shot in November of 2014. Seeing no way out and with a fresh bullet wound he told police all he knew about the Texas Mexican Mafia’s rackets and dozens of murders. He admitted his involvement in 16 murders, but authorities believe he is tied to at least 35.|
Ruben 'Menace' Reyes was sentenced to five consecutive life terms at the ADX 'Supermax' facility in Florence, Colorado, a place notorious for its harsh environment.