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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Rayford, William Earl
TDCJ Number 999371
Date of Birth 5/21/1953
Date Received 1/4/2001
Age (when Received) 47
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12
Date of Offense 11/16/99
  Age (at the time of Offense) 46
  County Dallas
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 6 ft 4 in
  Weight 179
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Dallas
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Laborer

Prior Prison Record
#437754 TDCJ-ID on a 23 year sentence from Dallas County for 1 count of murder with a deadly weapon; received in 1986 and released on mandatory supervision to Dallas County on 12/5/1994.

Summary of Incident
On 11/16/1999 in Dallas, Rayford murdered a 44 year old black female by strangulation, stabbing, and blunt force. Rayford took the victim's body and threw it into a nearby creek. The murder took place in the home of the victim and was witnessed by her 11 and 14 year old sons.

Co-Defendants
None

Race and Gender of Victim
Black female