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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Hamilton, Jr., Ronald James
TDCJ Number 999436
Date of Birth 04/21/1977
Date Received 11/19/2002
Age (when Received) 25
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 7
Date of Offense 11/07/2001
  Age (at the time of Offense) 25
  County Harris
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5 ft 11 in
  Weight 196
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Harris
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
painter, construction, laborer

Prior Prison Record
#844739, on a 2-year sentence from Harris County for 1 count of Possession of Cocaine. 10/12/1999 released on Mandatory Supervision. 09/12/2000 received Mandatory Supervision Discharge.

Summary of Incident
On 11/07/2001, in Houston, Hamilton and one co-defendant murdered a store clerk during a robbery. Hamilton entered a convenience store armed with a handgun. Hamilton fatally shot a 36-year old Iranian male and then shot a 38 year old Iranian male. Hamilton then removed a cash register and left the store.

Co-Defendants
Shawon Smith

Race and Gender of Victim
Iranian male