Death Row Information
|Name||Wardrip, Faryion Edward|
|Date of Birth||03/06/1959|
|Age (when Received)||40|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||11|
|Date of Offense||12/21/1984|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||25|
|County||Denton (on change of venue from Wichita)|
clerk, orderly, laborer
Prior Prison Record
TDCJ-ID #439572 on a 35-year sentence from Wichita County for 1 count of murder, involves the subject beating and suffocating a 21-year old female. 12/11/97 release on mandatory supervision.
Summary of Incident
On 12/21/1984, at the home of a white female, Wardrip committed Burglary of Habitation and Murder. Wardrip used a knife to stab the victim to death after gaining entry. The subject admits that on that evening he had been "screaming at the stars" while walking sleeplessly in a residential area in Wichita Falls, Texas. The victim came outside to observe the commotion, which alerted the subject to her presence. Wardrip charged at the victim, who closed the door, however, Wardrip broke the door down. Once inside, he killed the victim for no apparent reason (other than a fit of rage). Wardrip pleaded guilty after DNA evidence linked him to the murder of this victim as well as three other women..
Race and Gender of Victim