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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Swain, Mario
TDCJ Number 999475
Date of Birth 02/28/1979
Date Received 04/08/2004
Age (when Received) 25
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12
Date of Offense 12/27/2002
  Age (at the time of Offense) 23
  County Gregg
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5' 07"
  Weight 139
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Los Angeles
  Native State California

Prior Occupation
Laborer

Prior Prison Record
None

Summary of Incident
On December 27, 2002, in Gregg County, Texas, Swain broke into a residence with the intent to steal money. While the burglary was in progress, the victim, a forty-four year old white female, returned home. After a struggle, Swain struck the victim in the head with a tire tool and placed her body in the trunk of her car. He transported her body to an abandoned car and placed her in the trunk. Swain returned to the home and stole money, jewelry and credit/debit cards.

Co-Defendants

Race and Gender of Victim
White Female