Death Row Information
|Name||Williams, Richard Head|
|Date of Birth||7/19/69|
|Age (when Received)||28|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||10|
|Date of Offense||3/24/97|
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