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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Sprouse, Kent William
TDCJ Number 999471
Date of Birth 8/9/1972
Date Received 3/1/2004
Age (when Received) 31
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12
Date of Offense 10/6/2002
  Age (at the time of Offense) 30
  County Ellis
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Brown
  Height 5' 10"
  Weight 222
  Eye Color Hazel
  Native County Boone
  Native State Missouri

Prior Occupation
welder, construction, laborer

Prior Prison Record

Summary of Incident
On 10/6/2002, in Ellis County, Texas, Sprouse was experiencing car trouble at a gas station. He approached a customer and asked for assistance. When the customer was not able to repair his vehicle, Sprouse shot a hispanic male civilian who was filling his car with gas. The store clerk called the police. Upon arrival, Sprouse shot the responding 28 year old white male police officer resulting in his death.


Race and Gender of Victim
Hispanic male, White male