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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Williams, Richard Head
TDCJ Number 999251
Date of Birth 7/19/69
Date Received 1/7/98
Age (when Received) 28
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 10
Date of Offense 3/24/97
  Age 27
  County Harris
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 6' 0"
  Weight 208
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Harris
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation

Prior Prison Record
TDCJ #456587, received 7/14/87, Harris County, 10 years, burglary of a building, burglary of a railroad car, arson and aggravated sexual assault, discharged 2/28/97.

Summary of Incident
On March 24, 2001, Williams carried out a contract killing of a 44-year-old black female in Houston’s Third Ward. The victim was stabbed repeatedly in the chest and throat with an 8-inch steak knife and her body left in the middle of the street. Bruce and Michelle Gilmore reportedly paid Williams $400 to commit the murder. In all, Williams was to receive $12,000 from the two accomplices.

Bruce Allen Gilmore and Michelle Raye Gilmore

Race and Gender of Victim
Black Female