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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Cannady, Rogelio
TDCJ Number 999245
Date of Birth 5/29/72
Date Received 12/5/97
Age (when Received) 25
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 8 years
Date of Offense 10/10/93
  Age (at the time of Offense) 21
  County Bee
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5-6
  Weight 150
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Val Verde
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Waiter

Prior Prison Record
TDCJ #596218, received 5/28/91, from Cameron County, on a life sentence for robbery, murder w/deadly weapon, and murder. Cannady was in prison serving his sentence at the time of his capital offense.

Summary of Incident
On October 10, 1993 Cannady caused the death of a 55-year-old Hispanic male Texas prison inmate inside a medium custody housing area at the McConnell Unit in Beeville. The victim, who was Cannady's cellmate, was beaten with a steel lock attached to a belt and kicked repeatedly in the head with steel-toed boots by Cannady. The victim, who was serving a 15-year sentence for murder from Tarrant County, died two days later. Cannady was the first Texas prison inmate to be prosecuted under a 1993 statute that allows for capital murder convictions if the offender is serving 99 years or life as a result of previous murder convictions.

Co-Defendants
None

Race and Gender of Victim
Hispanic male