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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Dorsey, Leon David IV
TDCJ Number 999359
Date of Birth 11/17/1975
Date Received 6/12/2000
Age (when Received) 24
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12
Date of Offense 4/4/1994
  Age (at the time of Offense) 18
  County Dallas
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5 ft 11 in
  Weight 174
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Dallas
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
delivery driver, laborer

Prior Prison Record
Dorsey had no prior criminal record at the time this offense was committed. However, after this offense was committed and prior to being convicted for this offense, Dorsey committed Murder with a Deadly Weapon and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle in Ellis County (involved Dorsey and one co-defendant enter a food store, fatally shooting a 51 year old Oriental female, then fleeing the scene with an unknown amount of money). Dorsey received a 60 year sentence for that offense and was serving that sentence when he was convicted of Capital Murder and sentenced to death for the current offense.

Summary of Incident
ON 4/4/1994 during the night in Dallas, Dorsey entered a video store and used a 9 millimeter pistol to rob and kill a 26 year old white male employee and a 20 year old white male employee. He forced them into the back office, where he shot and killed them. He took $392 from the business.

Co-Defendants
None

Race and Gender of Victim
two white males