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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Murray, William A.
TDCJ Number 999313
Date of Birth 02/13/1969
Date Received 06/10/1999
Age (when Received) 30
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 7
Date of Offense 02/10/1998
  Age (at the time of Offense) 28
  County Kaufman
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Brown
  Height 5' 3"
  Weight 158
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Dallas
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Auto Mechanic, Laborer

Prior Prison Record
TDCJ-ID #798525, ten-year sentence from Kaufman County for one count of Burglary of a Habitation; 11/12/97 received Shock Probation.

Summary of Incident
On 02/10/98, in Kaufman, Texas, during the nighttime hours, the subject beat, strangled and raped a 93-year old female. Law enforcement officers responded to a call concerning the victim at her residence. When the officers arrived, they found the residence to be in disarray and appeared to have been ransacked. They found the victim in the bedroom, nude from the waist down with wounds and bruising on and about her head area. The victim also had an Ace bandage tied around her neck and into her mouth, which was soaked with blood. It was stated that the victim's death was caused by strangulation and blunt force injuries. The subject confessed to entering the residence and ransacking it. The subject admitted that he physically and sexually assaulted the victim, and wrapped an Ace bandage around her face and mouth. The subject admitted he removed some change from a jar and a small knife.

Co-Defendants
None

Race and Gender of Victim
White female