Death Row Information
|Name||Brewer, Lawrence Russell|
|Date of Birth||03/13/1967|
|Age (when Received)||32|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||11|
|Date of Offense||06/07/1998|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||31|
|County||Brazos (on a change of venue from Jasper)|
Prior Prison Record
TDCJ-ID #457970 on a 7 year sentence from Delta County for 2 counts Burglary of a Habitation; 02/10/88 release on Parole; 05/09/89 returned from Parole with a new conviction of 15 years concurrent for 1 count Possession of a Controlled Substance Cocaine; 05/02/91 release on Parole; 02/08/94 returned Parole Violator; 09/05/97 released on Mandatory Supervision.
Summary of Incident
Brewer was convicted in the murder of a black male occurring on 06/07/98. The offense involved Brewer and two co-defendants torturing and killing a 49-year old handicapped black male during the nighttime hours, in rural Jasper County, Texas. The victim was observed in the back of a pickup truck occupied by Brewer and his co-defendants. This was the last occasion the victim was seen alive by persons other than Brewer and his co-defendants. Brewer and his co-defendants drove to an isolated spot on a logging road where they beat and tormented the victim, then tied him to a logging chain, which was hooked to the pickup truck. Brewer and his co-defendants then dragged the victim to his death, leaving his decapitated and dismembered body to be found the following day by citizens and law enforcement officials. It was argued in court that Brewer and his co-defendants engaged in this criminal act, in part, due to their racially separatist affiliation with the Confederate Knights of America and the Ku Klux Klan. Brewer and one co-defendant were documented members of the Confederate Knights of America and a large number of Ku Klux Klan and other racial separatist organization paraphernalia was discovered in a residence occupied by the three.
Race and Gender of Victim