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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Thompson, Robert Lee
TDCJ Number 999276
Date of Birth 4/1/75
Date Received 8/10/98
Age (when Received) 23
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 10 years
Date of Offense 12/5/96
  Age (at the time of Offense) 21
  County Harris
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5-8
  Weight 252
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Harris
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Unknown

Prior Prison Record
None

Summary of Incident
Thompson and a co-defendant entered a convenience store and robbed the clerk . When they were leaving the store, Thompson, who possessed a .25-caliber pistol, and the co-defendant, Sammy Butler, who possessed a .38-caliber pistol, fatally shot the store clerk. Thompson and Butler had robbed at least 8 other convenience stores, with three of them involving the fatal shooting of the clerks.

Co-Defendants
Sammy Butler

Race and Gender of Victim
Other male