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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Dickson, Ryan Heath
TDCJ Number 999250
Date of Birth 11/11/76
Date Received 12/31/97
Age (when Received) 21
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 7
Date of Offense 11/27/94
  Age (at the time of Offense) 18
  County Potter
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5' 3"
  Weight 171
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Little Rock
  Native State Arkansas

Prior Occupation
Cook

Prior Prison Record
None

Summary of Incident
On 11/27/1994, Dickson and a juvenile accomplice robbed an Amarillo grocery store. The store owners, a 61 year old white male and his 60 year old white wife, were murdered during the robbery. Dickson and his half-brother entered the store and were attempting to steal beer when they were confronted by the male store owner. Dickson produced a sawed-off .22-caliber rifle from underneath his coat and shot the storeowner once in the chest. His wife was then shot in the face even though she had placed all the money from the store register on the counter for the robbers to take. The robbery netted $52 in cash and an undetermined amount of beer.

Co-Defendants
Unidentified juvenile half-brother

Race and Gender of Victim
White Male, White Female