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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Swift, Christopher Jay
TDCJ Number 999496
Date of Birth 02/12/1975
Date Received 04/11/2005
Age (when Received) 30
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 10
Date of Offense 04/29/2003
  Age 28
  County Denton
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Brown
  Height 5' 9"
  Weight 150
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Dallas
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Laborer

Prior Prison Record
TDCJ# 796672 on a 4 year sentence from Denton County for 2 counts of Aggravated Assault.

Summary of Incident
On 4/29/2003 in Denton County, Texas, Swift killed his wife, a twenty-nine year old white female, by strangling her with his hands and striking her in the face with his fist approximately five times. Swift also killed his mother-in-law by strangling her with his hands.

Co-Defendants
None

Race and Gender of Victim
Two White Females