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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Pursley, Lonnie Wayne
TDCJ Number 999294
Date of Birth 09/17/1961
Date Received 01/20/1999
Age (when Received) 37
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 9
Date of Offense 03/29/97
  Age 35
  County Polk
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Brown
  Height 5' 8"
  Weight 229
  Eye Color Blue
  Native County Harris
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Cook, Laborer

Prior Prison Record
#437783, 5 year sentence from San Jacinto County for 1 count of Burglary of a Habitation, 07/08/87 released on Parole, 12/21/90 returned from Parole with a new conviction; #571873 on a 10 year sentence from San Jacinto County for 1 count of Theft By Appropriation; 06/14/91 released on Parole; 08/24/92 returned from Parole with new conviction; #621739 on a 20 year sentence from Polk and San Jacinto County for 1 count of Burglary of a Habitation; 1 count of Burglary of a Vehicle and 1 count of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle; 11/28/95 released on parole.

Summary of Incident
On 03/29/97 the subject and a co-defendant murdered Robert Earl Cook, 47-year old white male inside the Deer County Subdivision in Livingston, Texas. They took the victim into a wooded area where they beat him to death and robbed him.

Co-Defendants
None identified

Race and Gender of Victim
White Male