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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Rivas, George
TDCJ Number 999394
Date of Birth 5/6/1970
Date Received 8/29/2001
Age (when Received) 31
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12
Date of Offense 12/24/2000
  Age (at the time of Offense) 30
  County Dallas
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5 ft 10 in
  Weight 214
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County El Paso
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
clerk, cook, laborer

Prior Prison Record
#702267 on a life sentence from El Paso County for 13 counts of aggravated kidnapping with a deadly weapon, 4 counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, and one count of burglary of a habitation. Was serving the life sentence and had escaped from TDCJ when committing the present offense.

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

Co-Defendants
Michael Rodriguez (sentenced to death)
Donald Newberry (sentenced to death)
Randy Halprin
Patrick Murphy, Jr.
Joseph Garcia
Larry Harper

Race and Gender of Victim
white male