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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Anibal Canales, Jr.
TDCJ Number 999366
Date of Birth 12/1/1964
Date Received 11/1/2000
Age (when Received) 35
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 10
Date of Offense 7/11/1997
  Age (at the time of Offense) 32
  County Bowie
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 6 ft 5 in
  Weight 280
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Lake County
  Native State Illinois

Prior Occupation
sound engineer, laborer

Prior Prison Record
Federal Correctional Institution on a 5 year sentence for 1 count of possession of stolen mail. Confined 6 months, released to Federal probation during 1983. June 1984, returned as a Federal probation violator. 8/17/1984 released on bench warrant to Texas detainer. TDCJ-ID on a 15 year sentence from Bexar County for 1 count of sexual assault. 6/25/1990 released on parole to "hold" from US Marshall Office. 12/17/1993 returned as a parole violator from Bexar County. 2/17/1995 released on mandatory supervision to a "hold" from Bexar County Sheriff's Office. 2/3/1995 returned from mandatory supervision on a 15 year sentence for 1 count of aggravated sexual assault.

Summary of Incident
On 7/11/1997 at the Telford Unit in Bowie County, Canales strangled to death a 47 year old white offender in the victim's cell.

Co-Defendants
William Speer

Race and Gender of Victim
White male