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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Sales, Tarus Vandell
TDCJ Number 999446
Date of Birth 08/14/1979
Date Received 04/02/2003
Age (when Received) 23
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 9
Date of Offense 07/21/2000
  Age (at the time of Offense) 20
  County Harris
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5 ft 11 in
  Weight 191
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Davidson
  Native State Tennessee

Prior Occupation
construction, laborer

Prior Prison Record
none

Summary of Incident
Sales and two codefendants fatally shot a 30 year old black male, so he could not testify against them in another deadly conduct charge.

Co-Defendants
H. Ostine, C Kissenlaser

Race and Gender of Victim
Black male