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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Anderson, Newton
TDCJ Number 999355
Date of Birth 8/8/1976
Date Received 5/15/2000
Age (when Received) 23
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 8
Date of Offense 3/4/1999
  Age (at the time of Offense) 22
  County Smith
  Race white
  Gender male
  Hair Color red
  Height 5 ft 10 in
  Weight 163
  Eye Color blue
  Native County Dallas
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Laborer

Prior Prison Record
#726532 10 year sentence from Rockwall County for 3 counts of Burglary of a Habitation, sentence later reduced from 10 to 8 years, 12/3/1998 released on mandatory supervision to Smith County.

Summary of Incident
On 3/4/1999 during the night in Tyler, Anderson burglarized a private residence. Anderson was caught in the act when the owners came home. Anderson shot the 60 year old white male victim in the upper torso with the victim's 410 shotgun, killing the victim. Anderson then tied up the 65 year old white female, bound her with duct tape, strangled her, and shot her one time with the shotgun. Anderson took approximately $100 cash, clothes, and electronic equipment and fled the scene by car.

Co-Defendants
None

Race and Gender of Victim
one white male and one white female