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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name McWilliams, Frederick Patrick
TDCJ Number 999242
Date of Birth 12/1/73
Date Received 10/1/97
Age (when Received) 23
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 11
Date of Offense 9/28/96
  Age 22
  County Harris
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5' 7"
  Weight 201
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Harris
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Warehouse Worker

Prior Prison Record
McWilliams is also serving a life sentence for aggravated robbery from Harris County.

Summary of Incident
On September 28, 1996 in Houston, McWilliams murdered an Hispanic male during a robbery. McWilliams and his accomplices were driving around Houston looking for a car to steal for use in robberies when they happened upon the victim asleep inside his parked car. Shaking him from his sleep, McWilliams and his accomplices attempted to put the victim in the trunk of his car. When he resisted, McWilliams shot him once in the head at point-blank range. The killing occurred in the middle of a crime spree by McWilliams and accomplices in Waller and Harris counties.

Co-Defendants
Kenneth Adams, Richard Hawkins, James Patrick Tanner

Race and Gender of Victim
Hispanic Male