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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Braziel, Alvin Avon Jr.
TDCJ Number 999393
Date of Birth 3/16/1975
Date Received 8/9/2001
Age (when Received) 26
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 8
Date of Offense 9/21/1993
  Age (at the time of Offense) 18
  County Dallas
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5 ft 6 in
  Weight 166
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Dallas
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation

Prior Prison Record
#792374 on a 5 year sentence from Dallas County for 1 count of sexual assault of a child. (Current offense was committed prior to the offender being incarcerated for the sexual assault conviction.)

Summary of Incident
On 9/21/1993 at 9:00 p.m. in Mesquite, Braziel approached a newlywed couple walking on a jogging trail of a community college. Braziel demanded money. When it was discovered that neither of the two had any money in their possession, Braziel shot the 27 year old white male, resulting in his death. Braziel then sexually assaulted the 23 year old white female. Braziel linked to the crime in January 2001 when his DNA was found to match the DNA taken from the female victim.


Race and Gender of Victim
White male