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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Garcia, Joseph Christopher
TDCJ Number 999441
Date of Birth 11/06/1971
Date Received 02/14/2003
Age (when Received) 31
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12
Date of Offense 12/24/2000
  Age (at the time of Offense) 29
  County Dallas
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5 ft 9 in
  Weight 202
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Bexar
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
maintenance, laborer

Prior Prison Record
#774391 on a 50 year sentence from Bexar County for murder with a deadly weapon; 12/13/2000 escaped from custody

Summary of Incident
On 12/24/2000, in Irving, Texas, Garcia and six codefendants fatally shot a 31 year old white male police officer while on escape from the TDCJ Connally Unit.

Co-Defendants
Patrick Murphy, George Rivas, Randy Halprin, Larry Harper, Michael Rodriguez, Donald Newberry

Race and Gender of Victim
white male