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Texas Governor Rick Perry:

An Inventory of Governor Rick Perry General Counsel Execution Files at the Texas State Archives, 1970-2014, bulk 1992-2014



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (2000-2015 : Perry)
Title: Governor Rick Perry General Counsel execution files
Dates: 1970-2014
Dates: bulk 1992-2014
Abstract: These are execution files that the Office of the General Counsel for Texas Governor Rick Perry created to track the cases of death row inmates and document actions by the courts and the governor through appeals, requests for stays of execution, or clemency. The files consist of execution summaries by the governor's general counsel and summaries by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP) (or by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the BPP), memos and correspondence, clemency petitions, affidavits, court documents, notes, records from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate files, Texas Department of Public Safety criminal history records, news clippings, case summaries from the South Western Reporter or similar court reports, citations from online legal sources, video tapes, and internal office files for General Counsel staff. Dates covered are 1970-2014, bulk 1992-2014. This series includes both paper and electronic record types.
Quantity: 38 cubic ft. and 79.2 MB (50 files)
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with scattered Spanish throughout.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Agency History

The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state, elected by the citizens every four years. The duties and responsibilities of the governor include serving as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; convening special sessions of the legislature for specific purposes; delivering to the legislature at the beginning of each regular session a report on the condition of the state, an accounting of all public money under the governor's control, a recommended biennial budget, an estimate of the amounts of money required to be raised by taxation and any recommendations he deems necessary; signing or vetoing bills passed by the legislature; and executing the laws of the state. The governor can grant reprieves and commutations of punishment and pardons upon the recommendation of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and revoke conditional pardons. He appoints numerous state officials (with the consent of the senate), fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature), calls special elections to fill vacancies in the legislature, fills vacancies in the United States Senate until an election can be held and serves as ex officio member of several state boards.

The office of governor was first established by the Constitution of 1845 and superseded the office of president of the Republic of Texas. The position now exists under authority of Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution of 1876 and Texas Government Code, Chapter 401. To be elected governor, a person must be at least thirty years old, a United States citizen and a resident of Texas for at least five years preceding the election. In 1972, the term of office was extended from two to four years, effective in 1975. Since 1856 the governor has had the use of the Governor's Mansion.

In 2014 there were 277.4 full-time equivalent employees in the Office of the Governor. Nineteen divisions outside of the Executive Office assist the governor in carrying out his functions: Scheduling and Advance; Office of the First Lady; Administration; Appointments; Legislative; Communications; Budget, Planning, and Policy; General Counsel; Internal Audit; Constituent Communication; Criminal Justice; Economic Development and Tourist Development; Governor's Commission for Women; Office of Financial Accountability; Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities; Texas Film Commission; Texas Music Office; Texas Workforce Investment Council; and Office of State-Federal Relations.

The General Counsel position within the Texas Office of the Governor was created in October 1973 when the Executive Director of the Governor's Criminal Justice Division appointed an individual as General Counsel, to assist him in providing statute interpretations and in other matters relating to policies and procedures. Today the Office of the General Counsel is a separate division in the Governor's Office.

Duties of the General Counsel include providing statute interpretations; tracking inmates on death row as their cases move through the judicial process including all appeals to the governor for commutations or stays of execution; handling pardon requests sent to the governor; reviewing proposed settlements, land patents, grant requests, contracts, easements, and deeds for the governor; analyzing proposed legislation and regulations for validity and legal effect; assisting appointments staff in determining eligibility and other legal issues related to proposed appointments; handling extradition and requisition matters; coordinating ethics guidelines and training for the governor's office; advising the governor on federal programs administered by the state; coordinating the governor's criminal justice policy with the governor's Policy Director; and providing legal advice and handling litigation filed against the governor or the Governor's Office, in conjunction with actions of the Attorney General on the governor's behalf.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th edition (2001); Office of the Governor, accessed on November 10, 2015; the contents of the records; and the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term, accessed via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine on November 10, 2015.)


Rick Perry Biographical Sketch

Rick Perry served as governor of Texas from December 20, 2000 to January 20, 2015.

James Richard "Rick" Perry was the 47th governor of Texas. He was born on March 4, 1950 in Haskell, Texas to Joseph Ray Perry and Amelia June (Holt) Perry. In 1972, he received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in animal science. Perry then served as a pilot with the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1977 and was discharged in 1977 with the rank of captain. Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives (District 64) as a Democrat in 1984 and served until 1991. He was named one of the 10 most effective lawmakers by the Dallas Morning News in 1989. In the same year, Perry changed his party allegiance, becoming a Republican. Perry left the House of Representatives to serve two terms as Commissioner of Agriculture, from 1991 to 1999. He was a member of the U.S. Trade Representative's Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on International Trade; the executive committee, Southern U.S. Trade Association; and president of the Southern Association of Trade Departments of Agriculture (from 1992 to 1993). He was elected lieutenant governor in 1998, taking office in January of 1999. Perry became governor to complete the term of Governor George W. Bush who left the office in December 2000 to become president of the United States. Perry was first elected governor of Texas on November 5, 2002 and then reelected on November 7, 2006 and November 2, 2010.

As governor, Perry focused primarily on issues of economy, education, and security, especially along the Texas-Mexico border. He espoused fiscal conservatism, opposing a state income tax and focusing on job growth and business incentives throughout his governorship. As the longest serving Texas governor, Perry capitalized on the main power assigned to him by the Texas Constitution, appointing the majority of sitting members of every state board or commission. In the field of health care, Perry signed several bills governing abortion procedures and funding. Perry issued an executive order mandating that all Texas girls receive the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine on February 2, 2007. The order was overturned by the state legislature the following August.

On August 13, 2011, Perry announced he would be running for president in 2012. However, after a controversial campaign and a low showing in the Iowa caucuses, Perry dropped out of the presidential race on January 19, 2012. Perry later ran for president again, announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on June 4, 2015. He officially suspended his campaign on September 11, 2015.

On August 15, 2014, Perry was indicted by a grand jury on felony charges for abuse of power. The indictment specifically included two charges: abuse of official capacity (a first-degree felony) and coercion of a public servant (a third-degree felony). Perry was accused of coercing Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg (who had been convicted of drunk driving) to resign by threatening to veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit, a group of state public corruption prosecutors. His defense maintains that these actions were within the scope of the gubernatorial powers. The indictment for coercion of a public official was dropped on July 24, 2015. As of September 2015, judgment regarding the other charge is still pending.

Perry married Anita Thigpen in 1982. They have two children, Griffin and Sydney.

(Sources include: Texas State Directory, 2014; the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term at http://www.governor.state.tx.us, accessed on December 22, 2014; the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term at https://wayback.archive-it.org/414/*/http:/www.governor.state.tx.us/homeland, dated November 17, 2014; Jeff Zeleny and Michael D. Shear, "Perry to End Bid for Presidency," New York Times, January 19, 2012, accessed on January 19, 2012; Theodore Schleifer, "Rick Perry drops out of 2016 presidential race - CNNPolitics.com," CNN, September 11, 2015, accessed on September 13, 2015; Benjy Sarlin, "Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power by grand jury," MSNBC, August 12, 2014, accessed on August 17, 2014; and Eugene Scott, "Court dismisses one criminal charge against Perry," CNN, July 24, 2015, accessed on July 26, 2015.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

These are execution files that the Office of the General Counsel of Texas Governor Rick Perry created to track the cases of death row inmates and document actions by the courts and the governor through appeals, requests for stays of execution, or clemency. The files consist of execution summaries by the governor's general counsel and summaries by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP) (or by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the BPP); memos and correspondence; clemency petitions; affidavits; court documents (judgments, opinions, appeals, motions, orders, etc.); notes; records from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate files, including medical or psychological summaries or reports, disciplinary reports, social histories, other internal reports about specific inmates, police reports, investigative reports of detectives, crime lab reports, fingerprint records, and occasionally, crime scene and/or autopsy photos; Texas Department of Public Safety criminal history records; clippings; case summaries from the South Western Reporter or similar court reports; citations from online legal sources; video tapes; and internal office files for General Counsel staff such as spreadsheets, databases and template response forms. Select cases are from Governor Clements, Governor Richards or Governor Bush's terms as governor. This series includes both paper and electronic record types. Dates covered are 1970-2014, bulk 1992-2014.

The majority of the records are within the series Execution case files. This includes the individual files for most of the inmates executed during Perry's term, dating 1970-2014, bulk 1992-2014. The series Administrative records and reports are records created by General Counsel staff to help track and facilitate execution case review and decisions within the General Counsel's office, dating 2001-2012.

Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files (.doc, .docx), spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx), databases (.mdb), and PDFs. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply. Electronic records described in this finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.


Organization of the Records

These records are organized into two series:
Execution case files, 1970-2014, bulk 1992-2014, 37 cubic ft. and 28.6 MB (35 files)
Administrative records and reports, 2001-2012, fractional and 50.6 MB (15 files)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Physical materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147); common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); names of recipients of social services (Texas Human Resources Code, Title 2, Section 12.003 and/or Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); personal email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); driver's license numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.130); names of juvenile offenders (Texas Family Code, Section 58.005 and/or Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); names of victims of sexual assaults (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); criminal histories prepared by the Texas Department of Public Safety, information about inmates incarcerated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice received from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, and information created by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101 (information confidential by law, Texas Government Code, Section 508.313)); grand jury records (Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 20.02); juror information (Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 35.29), crime victim impact statement (Texas Government Code, Section 552.1325); autopsy photographs (Texas Code of Criminal Procedures, Article 49.25 [989a]); agency memoranda (Texas Government Code, Section 552.111); attorney client privilege (Texas Government Code, Section 552.107) and psychiatric evaluations (Health and Safety Code, Section 611.002), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552).

The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (director.librarian@tsl.texas.gov), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.texas.gov/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Types of restricted information as listed above apply to paper and electronic records. Some electronic records will not be available through our portal due to such restrictions. Please see Archives staff for further information.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.

To view VHS videotapes please contact Archives staff for appropriate hardware.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Perry, Rick, 1950-
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor. Office of the General Counsel.
Texas. Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Texas. Department of Public Safety.
Texas. Department of Criminal Justice.
Subjects:
Executions and executioners--Texas.
Capital punishment--Texas.
Criminal justice, Administration of--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Capital punishment--1970-2014.
Petitions--Texas--Capital punishment--1970-2014.
Legal documents--Texas--Capital punishment--1970-2014.
Memorandums--Texas--Capital punishment--1970-2014.
Clippings (information artifacts)--Texas--Capital punishment--1970-2014.
Judicial records--Texas--Capital punishment --1970-2014.
Functions:
Advising Texas governors.
Decision making.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Governor Mark White records, 1947, 1962-1987, undated, bulk 1983-1986, 424.75 cubic ft. (see the series General Counsel files, 1947, 1962-1986, 4.3 cubic ft.)
Texas Office of the Governor General Counsel execution case files, 1946-1994, 2.75 cubic ft.
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Records (see the series Execution Case files, 1974-2010, 1,141.75 cubic ft.)
Texas Office of the Governor Criminal Justice Division records, 1973-1990, bulk 1987-1990, 28 cubic ft. (see the series General Counsel Executive Clemency files, Execution case files, 1978-1990, 1.5 cubic ft.)
Texas Governor George W. Bush General Counsel execution files located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, 1886, 1892, 1903, 1912-1921, 1925, 1932, 1939-2000, bulk 1986-2000
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals execution case files, 1968-2012, 1349 cubic ft.
Texas Secretary of State executive clemency records, 1840, 1845-2009, 111.18 cubic ft., 166 reels of microfilm (originals), 21 reels of microfilm (duplicates)
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Ann W. Richards Papers, 1933-2000, about 1500 cubic ft. (specifically the General Counsel files)
Texas A&M University
Records of William P. Clements, 1978-1983, 663.1 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Governor Rick Perry General Counsel execution files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 2015/067, 2015/117

Paper records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on December 19, 2014 through March 2015. Electronic records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Halley Grogan, November 2015


Other Finding Aids

Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.


Detailed Description of the Records

Execution case files, 1970-2014, bulk 1992-2014,
38 cubic ft. and 28.6 MB (35 files)

These are execution case files that the Office of the General Counsel of Texas Governor Rick Perry created to track the cases of death row inmates and document actions by the courts and the governor through appeals, requests for stays of execution, or clemency. Records are primarily in paper format, though executive briefing memos are in electronic format. The files consist of execution summaries by the governor's general counsel and summaries by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP) (or by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the BPP); memos and correspondence; clemency petitions; affidavits; court documents (judgments, opinions, appeals, motions, orders, etc.); notes; records from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate files, including medical or psychological summaries or reports, disciplinary reports, social histories, other internal reports about specific inmates, police reports, investigative reports of detectives, crime lab reports, fingerprint records, and occasionally, crime scene and/or autopsy photos; Texas Department of Public Safety criminal history records; clippings; case summaries from the South Western Reporter or similar court reports; citations from online legal sources and video tapes. Dates covered are 1970-2014, bulk 1992-2014.
Files are present for most of the inmates executed during Perry's term, along with select cases from Governor Clements, Governor Richards or Governor Bush's terms as governor. Correspondents include staff of the General Counsel's Office, the governor, the BPP, the Department of Criminal Justice, the Attorney General's Office, appeals courts, district attorneys, local law enforcement officials, inmates or their attorneys, and family and friends of victims and of the inmates. The letters are generally addressed to either the governor or his general counsel; some letters are copies of items addressed to and forwarded by the BPP to the governor for his review. While many of the letters are directed to the governor, they are stamped as received at the general counsel's office and there is no indication that the governor reviewed them. What the governor did review are the execution summaries prepared by the general counsel. Most of these have a place for the governor to check 'deny' or 'grant' and for him to sign. Some of these are originals, most are copies. Execution summaries prepared by the general counsel are not present in all inmate execution case files. A large portion of the general counsel execution summaries are in electronic format as PDF files located at the end of the inventory of executed offenders. These execution summaries are execepted from disclosure under OR2015-03761.
Execution case summaries prepared by the BPP or for the BPP by the Department of Criminal Justice are confidential by statute (Texas Government Code, Section 508.313) and there is no indication (such as signature sheets or notes) that the governor reviewed these. There is a difference between the execution summaries prepared by the governor's general counsel and those done by or for the BPP. The summaries by the BPP contain more information about the crime, the criminal history, and the defendant's prison record than do those prepared by the governor's general counsel. Additionally, execution summaries prepared by TDCJ or BPP often contain attachments, including correspondence between the BPP and inmates or with victims and inmates families, correspondence or memoranda to the BPP from its legal counsel, recommendations from trial officials, medical and psychological reports, and criminal histories. The summaries and attachments are confidential. The BPP correspondence, TDCJ records, law enforcement reports, medical or psychological reports, and court records were generally sent over to the governor's office as part of a review packet, though not often identified as part of the BPP's execution summary. Regardless of whether they were part of the execution summary or part of a separate review packet from the BPP, these materials are confidential.
Affidavits, court records, and other materials were often included as exhibits or attachments to clemency petitions sent to governor by the inmate and/or his/her attorney. Most materials included as attachments to the clemency petition to the governor are open. If the clemency petition was sent directly to the BPP and then forwarded to the governor, it is confidential; if it was sent directly to the governor by the inmate or his attorney, it is open, though some of the attachments may be confidential. Clemency petitions are not present for all inmates; not all death row inmates submitted a petition.
Although the inmates were executed, some materials are still confidential including medical/psychological reports; any reports or documents produced by TDCJ, such as disciplinary reports on the inmates, social histories, etc.; most files gathered or created by the BPP for its review and most correspondence with the BPP; etc. See the Restrictions on Access statement for further information about confidential records.
The original electronic files are PDF files. Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.
Arrangement
These records are loosely arranged chronologically within two subgroups: executed offenders and offenders no longer on death row. Executed offenders are arranged by execution date. No longer on death row includes offenders with reduced sentences or offenders who died of natural causes while on death row. They are arranged by date of sentence change or death.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Execution case files, Texas Governor Rick Perry General Counsel execution files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147); common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); names of recipients of social services (Texas Human Resources Code, Title 2, Section 12.003 and/or Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); personal email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); driver's license numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.130); names of juvenile offenders (Texas Family Code, Section 58.005 and/or Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); names of victims of sexual assaults (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); criminal histories prepared by the Texas Department of Public Safety, information about inmates incarcerated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice received from the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and information created by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101 (information confidential by law, Texas Government Code, Section 508.313)); grand jury records (Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 20.02); juror information (Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 35.29), crime victim impact statement (Texas Government Code, Section 552.1325); autopsy photographs (Texas Code of Criminal Procedures, Article 49.25 [989a]); agency memoranda (Texas Government Code, Section 552.111); attorney client privilege (Texas Government Code, Section 552.107), and psychiatric evaluations (Health and Safety Code, Section 611.002), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/.
To view VHS videotapes please contact Archives staff for appropriate hardware.
Executed offenders:
Box
2015/067-2976 King, Leon Rutherford, #000624
[Executed on March 22, 1989.]
De Luna, Carlos, #000744
[Executed on December 7, 1989.]
Cordova, Joe Angel, #000730
[Executed on January 22, 1992.]
Hicks, Davis, #000930
[Executed on January 20, 2000.]
Box
2015/067-2956 Goodwin, Alvins Urail, III, #000879
[Executed on January 18, 2001.]
Alexander, Caruthers, #000704
[Executed on January 29, 2001.]
Hernandez, Adolph Gil, #000978
[Executed on February 8, 2001.]
Dowthitt, Dennis, #999047
[3 folders]
[Executed on March 7, 2001.]
Massey, Jason Eric, #999121
[Executed on April 3, 2001.]
Clark, Jack Wade, #000994
[Executed on January 9, 2001.]
Box
2015/067-2959 Goff, David Lee, #999015
[Executed on April 25, 2001.]
Wheat, John, #999222
[Executed on June 13, 2001.]
Richardson, Miguel, #000691
[2 folders, 1 binder]
[Executed on June 26, 2001.]
Wilkens, James Joseph, #000897
[Executed on July 11, 2001.]
Hill, Mack Oran, #000961
[Executed on August 8, 2001.]
Doughtie, Jeffery Carlton, #999106
[Executed on August 16, 2001.]
Box
2015/067-2976 Knox, James Roy, #823
[Executed on September 18, 2001.]
Box
2015/067-2947 Mitchell, Gerald Lee, #838
[2 wallets]
[Executed on October 22, 2001.]
Petition
Correspondence
Tucker, Jeffery Eugene, #952
[Executed on November 14, 2001.]
Rudd, Emerson Edward, #000936
[Executed on November 15, 2001.]
Box
2015/067-2965 Cooks, Vincent Edwards, #927
[Executed on December 12, 2001.]
Moore, Michael Patrick, #999126
[Executed on January 9, 2002]
Arnold, Jermarr Carlos, #000987
[Executed on January 16, 2002.]
Broussard, Windell, #999064
[Executed on January 30, 2002.]
Hafdahl, Randall Wayne, #000826
[1 of 2 folders]
[Executed on January 31, 2002.]
Box
2015/067-2976 Hafdahl, Randall Wayne, #000826
[2 of 2 folders]
[Executed on January 31, 2002.]
Box
2015/067-2965 Delk, Monty Allen, #000900
[Executed on February 28, 2002.]
Tigner, Gerald Wayne, #999099
[Executed on March 7, 2002.]
Santellan, Jose, Sr., #999140
[Executed on April 10, 2002.]
Box
2015/067-2955 Burns, William K., #000692
[Executed on April 11, 2002.]
Casey, Gerald Dwight, #999013
[wallet]
[Executed on April 18, 2002.]
Baker, Stanley Allison, #999157
[Executed on April 30, 2002.]
Hernandez, Rodolfo Baiza, #000807
[Executed on April 30, 2002.]
Reeves, Reginald Lenard, #999119
[Executed on May 9, 2002.]
Styron, Ronford Lee, Jr., #999124
[Executed on May 16, 2002.]
Martinez, Johnny Hoe, #999089
[Executed on May 22, 2002.]
Beazley, Napoleon, #999141
[wallet]
[Executed on May 28, 2002.]
Correspondence
Box
2015/067-2953 Beazley, Napoleon, #999141
[6 wallets, 1 folder]
[Executed on May 28, 2002.]
Articles and publications
Court documents
Trial officials' correspondence
Box
2015/067-2954 Reneau, Daniel Earl, #999223
[Executed on June 13, 2002.]
Coulson, Robert O., #999115
[Executed on June 25, 2002.]
Williams, Jeffrey Lynn, #999154
[Executed on June 21, 2002.]
Kutzner, Richard William, #999227
[Executed on August 7, 2002.]
Jones, T.J., #999133
[Executed on August 8, 2002.]
Medina, Javier Suarez, #000944
[2 folders, 1 wallet]
[Executed on August 14, 2002.]
State Department consular notification
Letters from VIPs/responses
Texas responses to State Department
Petition to Board of Pardons and Paroles
Communication from State Department
Consulate filings
Miscellaneous info, death row facts
Relevant cases
Etheridge, Gary Wayne, #000986
[Executed on August 20, 2002.]
Box
2015/067-2948 Patterson, Toronto Markkey, #999178
[wallet]
[Executed on August 28, 2002.]
Walker, Tony Lee, #999082
[Executed on September 10, 2002.]
Patrick, Jessie Joe, #000975
[Executed on September 17, 2002.]
Shamburger, Ron Scott, #999167
[Executed on September 18, 2002.]
Mays, Rex Warren, #999172
[Executed on September 24, 2002.]
King, Calvin Eugene, #999152
[Executed on September 25, 2002.]
Powell, James Rexford, #999001
[Executed on October 1, 2002.]
Ogan, Craig Neil, #000979
[Executed on November 19, 2002.]
Chappell, William Wesley, #000960
[Executed on November 20, 2002.]
Rojas, Leonard Uresti, #999194
[Executed on December 4, 2002.]
Collier, James Paul, #999190
[Executed on December 11, 2002.]
Baltazar, John Richard, #999257
[Executed on January 15, 2003.]
Black, Christopher Sr., #999277
[Executed on July 9, 2003.]
Chavez, Juan Rodriguez, #999186
[Executed on March 22, 2003.]
Clay, Keith, #999238
[Executed on March 20, 2003.]
Colburn, James Blake, #999169
[Executed on March 26, 2003.]
Box
2015/067-2964 Cook, Bobby Glen, #999094
[Executed on March 11, 2003.]
Crawford, Hilton, #999200
[Executed on July 2, 2003.]
Curry, Alva, #999080
[Executed on January 28, 2003.]
Dinkins, Richard Eugene, #999022
[Executed on January 29, 2003.]
Duncan, Richard Charles, #999153
[Executed on December 3, 2003.]
Dunn, Henry Earl, #999165
[Executed on February 6, 2003.]
Elliot, John W., #861
[Executed on February 4, 2003.]
Gallamore, Samuel Clark, #999090
[Executed on January 14, 2003.]
Hayes, Larry Allen, #999358
[Executed on September 10, 2003.]
Henry, Robert L., #999129
[Executed on November 20, 2003.]
Jacobs, Bruce Charles, #876
[Executed on May 15, 2003.]
Janecka, Allen Wayne, #000684
[1 of 2 folders]
[Executed on July 24, 2003.]
Box
2015/067-2976 Janecka, Allen Wayne, #000684
[2 of 2 folders]
[Executed on July 24, 2003.]
Box
2015/067-2964 Johnson, Kia Levoy, #999139
[Executed on June 11, 2003.]
Lookingbill, Robert Andrew, #000990
[Executed on January 22, 2003.]
Murphy, Exan Ray, Jr., #000989
[Executed on December 4, 2003.]
Ransom, Cedric Lamont, #999050
[Executed on July 23, 2003.]
Riddle, Granville, #000965
[Executed on January 30, 2003.]
Vaughn, Roger Dale, #999029
[Executed on May 6, 2003.]
Williams, Richard Head, #999251
[wallet]
[Executed on February 25, 2003.]
Box
2015/067-2984 Vickers, Billy Frank, #999087
[Executed on January 28, 2004.]
Willingham, Cameron Todd, #999041
[1 folder, 2 wallets]
[Executed on January 17, 2004.]
Matthews, Ynobe, #999387
[Executed on January 6, 2004.]
Zimmerman, Kevin Lee, #977
[wallet]
[Executed on January 21, 2004.]
Aldrich, Donald Loren, #999113
[Executed on October 12, 2004.]
Allridge, James Vernon III, #000870
[wallet]
[Executed on August 26, 2004.]
Box
2015/067-2952 Bruce, Kenneth, #999023
[wallet]
[Executed on January 14, 2004.]
Busby, Jasen Shane, #999201
[Executed on August 25, 2004.]
Cotton, Marcus Bridger, #999252
[Executed on March 3, 2004.]
Flores, Andrew, #999100
[Executed on September 21, 2004.]
Fuentes, Anthony, #999215
[Executed on November 17, 2004.]
Green, Dominique Jerome, #999068
[wallet]
[Executed on October 26, 2004.]
Green, Edward III, #999073
[Executed on October 5, 2004.]
Harris, David Ray, #000827
[1 folder, 1 wallet]
[Executed on June 30, 2004.]
Hopkins, Bobby Ray, #999101
[Executed on February 12, 2004.]
Lagrone, Edward Lewis, #999083
[Executed on September 11, 2004.]
McCullum, DeMarco, #999180
[Executed on November 9, 2004.]
McWilliams, Frederick Patrick, #999242
[Executed on November 10, 2004.]
Miniel, Peter J., #000920
[Executed on October 6, 2004.]
Morrow, Robert Brice, #999244
[Executed on November 4, 2004.]
Box
2015/067-2962 Morris, Lorenzo, #999038
[Executed on November 2, 2004.]
Morrow, Ricky Eugene, #000753
[Executed on October 20, 2004.]
Patterson, Kelsey, #999065
[wallet]
[Executed on May 18, 2004.]
Pursley, Lonnie Wayne, #999294
[Executed on May 3, 2005.]
Porter, James, #999378
[Executed on January 4, 2005.]
Ramirez, Luis, #999309
[Executed on October 20, 2005.]
Roberts, Douglas Alan, #999218
[Executed on April 20, 2005.]
Rowell, Robert Dale, #999104
[Executed on November 15, 2005.]
Shields, Robert Alan, #999166
[Executed on August 23, 2005.]
Sterling, Gary Lynn, #931
[Executed on August 10, 2005.]
Thacker, Charles Daniel, #999103
[Executed on November 9, 2005.]
Thomas, Shannon Charles, #999213
[Executed on November 16, 2005.]
White, Melvin Wayne, #999317
[Executed on November 13, 2005.]
Wolfe, Bryan Eric, #999079
[Executed on May 18, 2005.]
Cartwright, Richard, #999224
[Executed on May 19, 2005.]
Bagwell, Dennis, #999209
[Executed on February 17, 2005.]
Box
2015/067-2949 Hopper, George Anderson, #999037
[Executed on March 8, 2005.]
Howard, Ronald Ray, #999069
[Executed on October 6, 2005.]
Kunkle, Troy, #784
[wallet]
[Executed on January 26, 2005.]
Martinez, Alexander Rey, #999438
[Executed on June 7, 2005.]
Martinez, David Aaron, #288
[Executed on July 28, 2005.]
Newton, Frances Elaine, #000922
[wallet]
[Executed on September 14, 2005.]
Aguilar, Jesus Ledesma, #999191
[Executed on May 24, 2006.]
Anderson, Newton, #999355
[Executed on February 22, 2006.]
Anderson, Robert James, #999084
[Executed on July 20, 2006.]
Brown, Mauriceo, #999234
[Executed on July 19, 2006.]
Box
2015/067-2969 Dudley, Marion Butler, #999136
[Executed on January 25, 2006.]
Elizalde, Jamie, Jr., #999230
[Executed on January 31, 2006.]
Frazier, Derrick, #999284
[Executed on August 31, 2006.]
Fuller, Justin, #999266
[Executed on August 24, 2006.]
Herron, Jermaine, #999304
[Executed on May 17, 2006.]
Hinojosa, Richard, #999246
[Executed on August 17, 2006.]
Hughes, Tommie Collins, #999273
[Executed on March 15, 2006.]
Jackson, Donell, #999206
[Executed on November 1, 2006.]
Kincy, Kevin Christopher, #999179
[Executed on March 29, 2006.]
Matchette, Farley Charles, #999060
[Executed on September 12, 2006.]
Moore, Johnathan, #999216
[Executed on January 17, 2006.]
Neville, Robert James, Jr., #293
[Executed on February 8, 2006.]
O'Brien, Derrick Sean, #999131
[Executed on July 11, 2006.]
Reese, Lamont, #999374
[Executed on June 20, 2006.]
Resendiz, Angel Matrurino, #999356
[Executed on June 27, 2006.]
Salazar, Robert Jr., #999303
[Executed on March 22, 2006.]
Shannon, Willie, #999086
[Executed on November 8, 2006.]
Smith, Clyde, #999088
[Executed on February 15, 2006.]
Summers, Gregory Lynn, #999010
[Executed on October 25, 2006.]
Titsworth, Timothy, #999078
[Executed on June 6, 2006.]
Box
2015/067-2976 Wilson, Jackie Baron, #000957
[Executed on May 4, 2006.]
Wyatt, William E., Jr., #999255
[Executed on August 3, 2006.]
Box
2015/067-2977 Amador, John Joe, #999160
[Executed on August 29, 2007.]
Clark, James Lee, #999095
[wallet]
[Executed on April 11, 2007.]
Box
2015/067-2968 Conner, Johnny Ray, #999324
[Executed on August 22, 2007.]
Dickson, Ryan Heath, #999250
[Executed on April 26, 2007.]
Granados, Carlos, #999307
[Executed on January 10, 2007.]
Griffith, Michael Durwood, #999176
[Executed on June 6, 2007.]
Gutierrez, Vincent, #999262
[Executed on March 28, 2007.]
Jackson, James Lewis, #999272
[Executed on February 7, 2007.]
Johnson, Lonnie Earl, #999135
[Executed on July 24, 2007.]
Knight, Patrick Bryan, #999072
[Executed on June 26, 2007.]
Miller, Donald Anthony, #728
[Executed on February 27, 2007.]
Mosley, Daroyce, #999171
[Executed on August 28, 2007.]
Nealy, Charles Anthony, #999289
[Executed on March 20, 2007.]
Nichols, Joseph Bernard, #709
[Executed on March 7, 2007.]
Parr, Kenneth B., #999312
[Executed on August 15, 2007.]
Perez, Robert Martinez, #999322
[Executed on March 6, 2007.]
Pippin, Roy Lee, #999170
[1 folder, 1 wallet]
[Executed on March 29, 2007.]
Reyes, Gilberto Guadalupe, #999352
[Executed on June 2, 2007.]
Roach, Tony, #999323
[Executed on September 5, 2007.]
Rodriguez, Lionell, #999002
[Executed on June 20, 2007.]
Smith, Charles, #000953
[Executed on May 16, 2007.]
Chamberlain, Carl Eugene, #999241
[Executed on June 11, 2008.]
Box
2015/067-2950 Medellin, Jose Ernesto, #999134
[Executed on August 5, 2008.]
Chi, Heliberto, #999437
[Executed on August 7, 2008.]
Davis, Larry Donell, #999316
[Executed on August 12, 2008.]
Dorsey, Leon David, IV, #999359
[Executed on August 12, 2008.]
Hudson, Robert Jean, #999353
[Executed on November 20, 2008.]
Kelly, Alvin Andrew, #999012
[Executed on October 14, 2008.]
Manns, Denard, #999405
[Executed on November 13, 2008.]
Murray, William A., #999313
[Executed on September 17, 2008.]
Nenno, Eric Charles, #999188
[Executed on October 28, 2008.]
Ries, Joseph Ray, #999335
[Executed on October 21, 2008.]
Rodriguez, Michael Anthony, #999413
[Executed on August 14, 2008.]
Sonnier, Derrick, #999054
[Executed on July 23, 2008.]
Taylor, Elkie Lee, #999054
[Executed on July 23, 2008.]
Turner, Carlton Akee, #999321
[Executed on July 10, 2008.]
Box
2015/067-2985 Watts, Kevin, #999456
[Executed on October 16, 2008.]
Whitaker, George H., #999196
[Executed on November 12, 2008.]
Wright, Gregory Edward, #999253
[Executed on November 12, 2008.]
Johnson, Johnny Ray, #999197
[Executed on February 12, 2009.]
Martinez, David, #999173
[Executed on February 4, 2009.]
Martinez, James Edward, #999404
[Executed on March 10, 2009.]
Martinez, Virgil, #999265
[Executed on January 28, 2009.]
Moore, Curtis, #999212
[Executed on January 14, 2009.]
Moore, Frank, #999210
[Executed on January 21, 2009.]
Morris, Kenneth Wayne, #999117
[Executed on March 4, 2009.]
Ortiz, Ricardo, #999320
[Executed on January 29, 2009.]
Perkins, Reginald, #999407
[Executed on January 22, 2009.]
Scheanette, Dale Devon, #999440
[Executed on February 10, 2009.]
Salazar, Luis Cervantes, #999285
[Executed on March 11, 2009.]
Pondexter, Willie Earl, #999111
[Executed on March 3, 2009.]
Box
2015/067-2963 Rosales, Michael F., #999274
[Executed on April 15, 2009.]
Johnson, Derrick Lamone, #999339
[Executed on April 30, 2009.]
Riley, Michael Lynn, #000851
[1 folder, 2 wallets]
[Executed on May 19, 2009.]
Box
2015/067-2982 Riley, Michael (Lynn), #000851
[4 wallets]
[Executed on May 19, 2009.]
72,229 Vol. 25-27
State Writ 39,238 Vol. II of II
State Writ 39,238 Vol. I of II
72,229 Vol. 22-24
Box
2015/067-2963 Hankins, Terry Lee, #999415
[Executed on June 2, 2009.]
Moody, Stephen Lindsey, #999076
[Executed on September 16, 2009.]
Coleman, Christopher, #999239
[Executed on September 22, 2009.]
Blanton, Reginald W., #999395
[Executed on October 27, 2009.]
Oliver, Khristian, #999301
[Executed on November 5, 2009.]
Box
2015/067-2970 Yosvanis, Valle, #999384
[Executed on November 10, 2009.]
Simpson, Danielle, #999370
[Executed on November 18, 2009.]
Thompson, Robert Lee, #999276
[Executed on November 19, 2009.]
Woods, Bobby Wayne, #999270
[Executed on December 3, 2009.]
Mosley, Kenneth, #999243
[Executed on January 7, 2010.]
Johnson, Gary James, #911
[Executed on January 12, 2010.]
Sigala, Michael Adam, #999397
[Executed on March 2, 2010.]
Maxwell, Joshua, #999408
[Executed on March 11, 2010.]
Alix, Franklin Dewayne, #999286
[Executed on March 30, 2010.]
Berkley, William, #999422
[Executed on April 22, 2010.]
Bustamante, Samuel, #999380
[Executed on April 27, 2010.]
Varga, Kevin Scott, #999368
[Executed on May 12, 2010.]
Cannady, Rogelio, #999245
[Executed on May 19, 2010.]
Box
2015/067-2966 Alba, John Avalos, #999027
[Executed on May 25, 2010.]
Galloway, Billy John, #999349
[Executed on May 13, 2010.]
Jones, George Alarick, #999147
[Executed on June 2, 2010.]
Powell, David Lee, #612
[Executed on June 15, 2010.]
Perry, Michael James, #999421
[Executed on July 1, 2010.]
Jackson, Derrick Leon, #999263
[Executed on July 20, 2010.]
Cantu, Peter Anthony, #999093
[Executed on August 17, 2010.]
Wooten, Larry Wayne, #999269
[Executed on October 21, 2010.]
Adams, Timothy Wayne, #999448
[Executed on February 22, 2011.]
Bradford, Gayland, #000966
[Executed on June 1, 2011.]
Brewer, Lawrence Russell, #999327
[Executed on September 21, 2011.]
Esparza, Guadalupe, #999385
[Executed on November 16, 2011.]
Garcia, Frank Martinez, #999418
[Executed on October 27, 2011.]
Hall, Michael Wayne, #999346
[Executed on February 15, 2011.]
Box
2015/067-2973 Kerr, Cary D., #999449
[Executed on May 3, 2011.]
Leal, Humberto, #999162
[Executed on July 7, 2011.]
Mathias, Milton Wuzael, #999337
[Executed on June 21, 2011.]
Robles, Martin, #999457
[Executed on August 10, 2011.]
Stroman, Mark Anthony, #999409
[Executed on July 20, 2011.]
Taylor, Lee Andrew, #999344
[Executed on June 16, 2011.]
Woods, Steven Michael, #999427
[Executed on September 13, 2011.]
Adams, Beunka, #999486
[Executed on April 26, 2012.]
Box
2015/067-2993 Foster, Clev, #999470
[wallet]
[Executed on September 25, 2012.]
Green, Jonathan Marcus, #999444
[Executed on October 10, 2012.]
Harris, Robert Wayne, #999364
[Executed on September 20, 2012.]
Hearn, Yokamon Laneal, #999292
[1 folder, 1 wallet]
[Executed on July 18, 2012.]
Hernandez, Jesse Joe, #999425
[wallet]
[Executed on March 28, 2012.]
Box
2015/067-2990 Hernandez, Ramon T., #999431
[Executed on November 14, 2012.]
Hernandez, Rodrigo, #999474
[Executed on January 26, 2012.]
Hines, Bobby Lee, #999025
[Executed on October 24, 2012.]
Hughes, Preston, III, #000939
[wallet]
[Executed on November 15, 2012.]
Rivas, George, #999394
[Executed on February 29, 2012.]
Roberts, Donnie Lee, Jr., #999487
[Executed on October 31, 2012.]
Swain, Mario Rashad, #999475
[Executed on November 8, 2012.]
Thurmond, Keith Steven, #999435
[Executed on March 7, 2012.]
Box
2015/067-2991 Wilson, Marvin Lee, #999098
[1 folder, 1 wallet]
[Executed on August 7, 2012.]
Blue, Carl Henry, #999151
[Executed on February 21, 2013.]
Chester, Elroy, #999280
[Executed on June 12, 2013.]
Cobb, Richard Aaron, #999467
[Executed on April 25, 2013.]
Diaz, Arturo Eleazar, #999345
[Executed on September 26, 2013.]
Feldman, Douglas Alan, #999326
[Executed on July 31, 2013.]
Garza, Robert, #999466
[Executed on September 19, 2013.]
Lewis, Ricky Lynn, #999097
[Executed on April 9, 2013.]
Box
2015/067-2958 McCarthy, Kimberly L., #999287
[Executed on June 26, 2013.]
McCoskey, Jamie Bruce, #999053
[Executed on November 12, 2013.]
Martin, Jerry Duane, #999552
[Executed on December 3, 2013.]
Parr, Carroll Joe, #999479
[Executed on May 7, 2013.]
Quintanilla, John M., Jr., #999491
[Executed on July 16, 2013.]
Ross, Vaughn, #999429
[Executed on July 18, 2013.]
Threadgill, Ronnie Paul, #999424
[Executed on April 16, 2013.]
Williams, Jeffrey D., #999350
[Executed on May 15, 2013.]
Yowell, Michael J., #999334
[wallet]
[Executed on May 15, 2013.]
Box
2015/067-3003 Basso, Suzanne M., #999329A
[Executed on February 5, 2014.]
Coleman, Lisa, #999511
[Executed on September 17, 2014.]
Doyle, Anthony Dewayne, #999478
[Executed on March 27, 2014.]
Hernandez, Ramiro, #999342
[Executed on April 9, 2014.]
Jasper, Ray, #999341
[Executed on March 19, 2014.]
Paredes, Miguel Angel, #999400
[Executed on October 28, 2014.]
Sells, Tommy, #999367
[Executed on October 28, 2014.]
Box
2015/067-3002 Tamayo-Arias, Edgar, #999130
[1 folder, 1 wallet]
[Executed on January 22, 2014.]
Trottie, Willie Tyrone, #999085
[Executed on September 10, 2014.]
Villegas, Jose Luis, Jr., #999417
[Executed on April 16, 2014.]
Box
2015/067-2992 Execution briefs (summaries), 2000
Execution briefs (summaries), 2001
Execution briefs (summaries), 2002
Execution briefs (summaries), 2003
Execution briefs (summaries), 2004
Execution briefs (summaries), 2005
Execution briefs (summaries), 2006
Execution briefs (summaries), 2007
Execution briefs (summaries), 2008
Execution briefs (summaries), 2009
Execution briefs (summaries), 2010
Execution briefs (summaries), 2011
Execution briefs (summaries), 2012
Execution briefs (summaries), 2013
Execution briefs (summaries), 2014
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Execution summaries, 2013-2014
[28.6 MB (35 files)]
Offenders no longer on death row
Box
2015/067-2976 Barley, Nathaniel, #999052
[Died of respiratory failure, Hodgkin's disease on January 25, 2000.]
Britton, Christopher Chad, #999426
[Death by suicide on February 4, 2005.]
Corley, Edward Eldon, #538
[Sentence reduced to life on December 1, 1993; #653118.]
Barrientos, Antonio, #538
[Sentence reduced to life on December 11, 2001; #1071961.]
Bell, Walter Jr., #524
[2 folders]
[Sentence reduced to life on November 10, 2004.]
Beltran, Noe, #690
[Sentence reduced to life on September 9, 1987; #463341.]
Blue, Michael Lynn, #943
[Sentence reduced to life on October 23, 2002; #1125765.]
Cardenas, Francisco, #950
[Sentence reduced to life on February 9, 1996; #739779.]
Chandler, David Robert, #999118
[Serving federal death sentence, released on federal bench warrant for execution in Alabama on June 12, 1995.]
Chiles, Theron Allen, #999059
[Sentence reduced to life on January 18, 1996; #737390.]
Clark, Kenneth Ray, #999024
[Died of natural causes on December 20, 2002.]
Colella, Paul, #999045
[Sentence reduced to 20 years on August 12, 2003; #1180878.]
Box
2015/067-2967 Cook, Kerry, #600
[Sentence overturned; pled no contest and sentenced to time served; released on August 6, 1997.]
Burdine, Calvin Jerold, #758
[Conviction overturned; pled guilty to capital murder, aggravated assault, and felony possession of a weapon; sentenced to consecutive life sentences on June 6, 2002; #1181475.]
Deblanc, David Wayne, #811
[Sentence reduced to life on April 22, 2005; #1294953.]
Deeb, Muneer Mohammad, #792
[Conviction reversed on appeal; acquitted by jury at retrial cause on January 16, 1996; #0472465.]
DeGarmo, Roger LeRoy, #653
[Sentence reduced to life on March 1, 1994; #659073.]
Demery, Gregory Wayne, #999142
[Died of natural causes (complications of HIV infection and AIDS) on May 12, 2004.]
Dickerson, James Richard, #999107
[Died of natural causes (complications of HIV-1 infection and late stage AIDS) on September 10, 1999.]
East, Wayne, #720
[Sentenced reduced to life on September 30, 1999; #888275.]
Erwin, Bonnie Burnette, #787
[Conviction reversed; convicted of continuing criminal enterprise by federal authorities; sentenced to life without parole + 105 years on April 13, 1987.]
Gardner, David Allen, #679
[2 folders]
[Sentence reduced to life on June 13, 2001; #1045049.]
Box
2015/067-3009 Michael, Goodman, #703
[Conviction reduced to murder; sentenced to life on July 27, 1993; #648109.]
Green, Randy Glenn, #581
[Conviction reduced to murder; sentenced to life on September 24, 1984.]
Guerra, Ricardo Aldape, #727
[2 folders]
[Dismissed, transported to Mexico on April 17, 1997.]
Gunter, James Lee, #864
[Committed suicide while on death row on August 24, 1997.]
Gurule, Martin, #999063
[Drowned during escape from the TDCJ on December 3, 1998.]
Hall, Orlando Cordia, #999182
[Serving federal death sentence; moved from TDCJ by federal authorities; was still under sentence of death at the time he was removed from TDCJ on July 13, 1999.]
Hernandez, Rogelio, #828
[Died of natural causes on March 21, 1999.]
Jennings, Corey J., #999382
[Died of natural causes on April 12, 2006.]
Jones, Louis, #999195
[Serving federal death sentence, moved from TDCJ to federal authorities on July 13, 1999.]
Keeton, Perry, #829
[Sentence reduced to life on April 8, 1987; #448607.]
Lewis, Andre Anthony, #877
[Sentence reduced to life on June 10, 2004; #1236783.]
Macias, Federico Martinez, #771
[Motion to quash indictment granted on June 23, 1993.]
Martinez, Miguel Angel, #999026
[Sentence reduced to life on May 8, 2002; #1096142.]
Mayo, Randy Dale, #781
[Sentence reduced to life on June 14, 1993; #643181.]
McGee, Calvin Wilson, #999298
[Died of natural causes on February 1, 2004.]
McGee, Jewel Richard, Jr., #762
[Sentence reduced to life on June 8, 1992; #616778.]
McKay, David Wayne, #719
[Sentence reduced to life on September 16, 1992; #622192.]
Mitchell, Andrew Lee, #676
[Change of venue to Wood County for second trial; conviction reduced to conspiracy to commit capital murder, sentenced to 31 years, 855187; April 14, 1999 released on mandatory supervision.]
Modden, Willie Mack, #780
[Sentence reduced to life on May 11, 2004; #1227915.]
Napier, Carl E., #880
[wallet]
[Died of hepatitis C and liver disease while on death row on July 8, 2001.]
Correspondence, January 1993-July 1994
Box
2015/067-2977 Nelson, Peter Daniel, #955
[Died of a cerebral hemorrhage while on death row on October 5, 1992.]
Ovalle, David D., #999264
[Sentence reduced to life on June 23, 2000; #926158.]
Perez, Manuel Jesus, #735
[Sentence reduced to life on September 12, 1997; #797685.]
Reese, Raymond, #999296
[Died of cancer on February 12, 2002.]
Rey, Johnny Lee, #999021
[Sentence reduced to life on April 8, 1996; #709699.]
Richardson, Damon Jerome, #915
[Conviction reversed on December 18, 2002; serving life sentence on another charge; #1136552.]
Rios, Joe, Jr., #951
[Conviction reduced to murder-non family; sentence to life on September 29, 1993; #650418.]
Rousseau, Anibal Garcia, #000942
[Died of natural causes on March 5, 2006.]
Rowton, Eddie, #999343
[Died of heart attack on March 21, 2001.]
Sessions, James, #669
[Died of natural causes (ischemic heart disease) on September 12, 1999.]
Smith, Robert, #999033
[Sentence reduced to life on March 13, 2004; #1220153.]
Sterling, Terry Nash, #794
[Conviction reduced to murder with a deadly weapon; sentenced to life on June 3, 1993; #645525.]
Tumblin, Deon James, #999375
[Death by suicide on November 2, 2004.]
Urbano, Gilbert, #000945
[Conviction reversed; reverted back to prior conviction, sentence, and number on October 20, 1992; #460862.]
Valdez, Alberto, #907
[Sentence reduced to life on April 22, 2005; #1294687.]
Vanderbilt, Jimmy Paul, Jr., #560
[Died natural causes (pneumonia) on October 17, 2002.]
Varelas, Margarito Rangel, #999159
[Sentence reduced to life on October 10, 2002; #1122965.]
Vigneault, Donald Lee, Jr., #638
[Died while on death row (lung cancer) on August 28, 1997.]
Vodochodsky, Kenneth, #999377
[Sentence overturned on April 28, 2006. Serving 30-year sentence; #1362329.]
Willis, Earnest Ray, #881
[Conviction overturned, released on October 6, 2004.]
Willis, Bobby Joe, #795
[Sentence reduced to life on September 24, 1998; #840842.]
Box
2015/067-2978 Banks, Delma, Jr., #671
[3 wallets, 2 folders]
[Sentence reduced to life on October 11, 2012; #1811751.]
Miscellaneous docs
Correspondence
Court opinions and orders
News articles
Court filings
Copies of fact sheets, recounting, withheld transcript
[wallet]
Briseno, Jose Garcia, #999043
[wallet]
[Sentence commuted to life on May 13, 2013; #1853416.]
Box
2015/067-2979 Chambers, Ronald, #000539
[Died of natural causes on November 12, 2010.]
Foster, Kenneth, #999232
[1 folder, 1 wallet]
[Commutation to a life sentence on August 30, 2007.]
Hood, Charles, #982
[3 wallets]
[Sentence reduced to life on January 31, 2013; #1836696.]
Box
2015/067-2980 Hood, Charles, #982
[1 wallet]
[Sentence reduced to life on January 31, 2013; #1836696.]
Johnson, Michael Dewayne, #999198
[Death by suicide on October 19, 2006.]
Lane, Doil Edward, #999092
[Sentence commuted to life by Governor Perry on March 9, 2007; #1420218.]
Madison, Deryl Wayne, #946
[Sentence reduced to life on August 17, 2009; #1585559.]
Miller-El, Thomas, #834
[1 folder, 2 wallets]
[Sentence commuted to life on April 3, 2008; #1492054.]
Moore, Eric Lynn, #999004
[Sentence commuted from death to life on May 11, 2010; #1635080.]
Box
2015/067-2981 Moreno, Jose Angel, #859
[Court of Appeals vacated case back to Bexar County. Death sentence resentenced to life by Bexar County District Court on April 22, 2009.]
Penry, Johnnie Paul, #654
[3 wallets, 1 folder, includes VHS tape]
[Reversed and resentenced to life on February 15, 2008; #1483459.]
Box
2015/067-2982 Penry, Johnnie Paul, #654
[2 wallets]
[Reversed and resentenced to life on February 15, 2008; #1483459.]
SE's notes
DA (District Attorney) and OAG (Office of Attorney General) summaries
Correspondence (non-legal)
Penry's articles (recent)
Frank's memos
Penry's confessions
Photographs
Penry's notes
Responses
Box
2015/067-2983 Selvage, John Henry, #652
[2 folders, 2 wallets]
[Died while on death row on November 2, 2011.]



Administrative records and reports, 2001-2012,
fractional and 50.6 MB (15 files)

These are execution case files that the Office of the General Counsel of Texas Governor Rick Perry created to track the cases of death row inmates and document actions by the courts and the governor through appeals, requests for stays of execution, or clemency. Records are in either paper or electronic format. The files consist of internal office files created by and for General Counsel staff to track, monitor and facilitate execution case review and decisions made within the General Counsel's office, correspondence sent to the governor and the General Counsel in regard to pending executions, and case summaries for review by General Counsel staff. Types of records include spreadsheets, databases, template response forms, and correspondence dating 2001-2012. A small amount of correspondence includes a letter to the governor asking for a delayed execution for Charles Dean Hood and a letter from a state senator in regard to scheduled executions.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files (.doc, .docx), spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx), and databases (.mdb). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply. Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative records and reports, Texas Governor Rick Perry General Counsel execution files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Box
2015/067-3002 Correspondence, September 2007, September 2008
Competency, LOA (Legal Opinions and Advice), 2006
[Westlaw case summaries.]
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Spreadsheets and databases, 2001-2010
[50.3 MB (10 files)]
Templates, 2003-2004, 2012-2011
[257 KB (5 files)]