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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Berkley, William Josef
TDCJ Number 999422
Date of Birth 01/16/1979
Date Received 07/18/2002
Age (when Received) 23
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 10
Date of Offense 03/10/2000
  Age (at the time of Offense) 21
  County El Paso
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Brown
  Height 5 ft 11 in
  Weight 139
  Eye Color Hazel
  Native County Schwavish Hall
  Native State Germany

Prior Occupation
Laborer

Prior Prison Record
N/A

Summary of Incident
On March 10, 2000, during the night time hours, Berkley attacked and kidnapped an 18 year old Hispanic female in El Paso, Texas. Berkley took her to a deserted area where he sexually assaulted, robbed and shot her five times in the head with a 25 caliber pistol. Two days later, the victim's body was found in Northeast El Paso.

Co-Defendants
Jacques, Michael

Race and Gender of Victim
Hispanic female