skip to main content
ALERT - Visitation
YouTube icon image 

Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Donald Newbury
TDCJ Number 999403
Date of Birth 05/18/1962
Date Received 01/28/2002
Age (when Received) 39
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 6
Date of Offense 12/24/2000
  Age (at the time of Offense) 38
  County Dallas
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Brown
  Height 6 ft 0 in
  Weight 215
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Bernalillo
  Native State New Mexico

Prior Occupation
carpenter, electrician, laborer

Prior Prison Record
#326418 on a 10 year sentence from Travis County for one count of aggravated robbery; released on mandatory supervision on 07/23/1985; returned from mandatory supervision on 04/08/1987 with a 15 year sentence from Travis County for one count of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon; released on parole on 03/04/1992; returned from parole on 05/15/1998 with a 99 year sentence from Travis County for one count of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Summary of Incident
While on escape from TDCJ, Newbury and 6 co-defendants robbed a sporting goods store at gunpoint. An Irving police officer was murdered outside the store as Newbury and co-defendants left the scene.

Co-Defendants
George Rivas (sentenced to death)
Michael Rodriguez (sentenced to death)
Randy Halprin
Patrick Murphy, Jr.
Joseph Garcia
Larry Harper (committed suicide)

Race and Gender of Victim
white male