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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Jackson, James Lewis
TDCJ Number 999272
Date of Birth 6/13/59
Date Received 6/17/98
Age (when Received) 39
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12 years
Date of Offense 4/8/97
  Age 37
  County Harris
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 6' 3"
  Weight 204
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Harris
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Gardener

Prior Prison Record
TDCJ #519298, received on 9/5/89, on a 10 year sentence for injury to elderly person, out of Dallas County, paroled to Harris County on 3/1/94.

Summary of Incident
Jackson murdered his two stepdaughters at their home in Houston in April of 1997. Upset that the girl’s mother planned to divorce him, Jackson asked each of his stepdaughters how they felt about the impending split. When one of the girls said she didn’t care one way or the other, Jackson choked her to death with his arm. He asked the same question of the other girl when she returned home to the apartment, and also choked her to death even though she told him she loved him and wanted him to stay in her life. Jackson placed both girls in their beds and then strangled their mother when she returned home and spurned his advances and attempts at reconciliation.

Co-Defendants
None

Race and Gender of Victim
Three Black Females