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Updated on 1 December 2014.
Most of Texas' death row prisoners are ineligible for execution at any given moment because of the current status of their appeals. This "watch list" shows the prisoners on Texas' death row whose cases we feel are close to final review, or are likely to become close to final some time this year. This list is not official and is not supported or endorsed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Office of the Attorney General, or any other state entity.
Watch List on 1 January 2014
|615||Jack Harry Smith||10/10/1978|
|764||Lester Leroy Bower||5/10/1984|
Scheduled for 2/10/2015.
|778||Pedro Solis Sosa||11/28/1984|
|856||Willie Terion Washington||12/11/1986|
US5CCA ordered the USDC to consider his appeal.
|866||David Lee Lewis||4/15/1987|
|869||Kenneth Dewayne Thomas||5/14/1987|
|909||Emanuel Kemp Jr.||5/28/1987|
|913||Marlin Enos Nelson||8/25/1998|
|925||Steven Anthony Butler||12/1/1988|
|956||Robert Mitchell Jennings||11/10/1989|
|999018||Gustavo Julian Garcia||1/8/1992|
|999032||Robert James Campbell||7/10/1992|
His execution, scheduled for 5/13/2014, was stayed by the US5CCA.
|999046||George Edward McFarland||9/29/1992|
|999051||David Leonard Wood||1/14/1993|
On 11/26/14, the TCCA upheld the trial court's finding that he is not retarded.
|999075||Tony Egbuna Ford||10/14/1993|
|999077||John Reyes Matamoros||10/29/1993|
|999085||Willie Tyrone Trottie||12/15/1993|
Executed on 9/10/2014.
|999105||James Lee Henderson||6/8/1994|
On 2/26/14, the TCCA declined to reconsider its earlier decision to deny his mental retardation claim.
|999109||Charles Douglas Raby||6/30/1994|
|999110||Arthur Brown Jr.||6/30/1994|
On 8/8/2014, the US5CCA denied his request to fund his clemency petition.
|999130||Edgar Arias Tamayo||11/18/1994|
Executed on 1/22/2014.
|999143||Henry Watkins Skinner||3/31/1995|
|999145||Roland Ruiz Jr.||5/4/1995|
Scheduled for 1/21/2015.
|999164||Scott Louis Panetti||9/25/1995|
Scheduled for 12/3/2014.
|999174||Michael Dean Gonzales||12/11/1995|
On 10/13/2014, the TCCA stayed his execution so an earlier unresolved filing can be resolved.
|999202||Joseph Andrew Prystash||8/2/1996|
|999204||Anthony Shawn Medina||9/13/1996|
|999205||Garcia Glen White||9/13/1996|
Scheduled for 1/28/2015.
|999219||Jose Noey Martinez||1/29/1997|
|999228||Eric Dewayne Cathey||4/29/1997|
On 11/5/2014, the TCCA ruled that a trial judge erred in declaring him retarded.
|999231||Duane Edward Buck||6/25/1997|
|999237||Robert Charles Ladd||8/29/1997|
On 4/8/2014, the US5CCA affirmed a lower court's finding that he is not retarded.
|999240||Carlos Manuel Ayestas||9/17/1997|
|999247||Ramiro Rubi Ibarra||12/10/1997|
|999256||Jeffery Lee Wood||3/3/1998|
|999259||Larry Edgar Estrada||4/1/1998|
|999260||Chuong Duong Tong||4/1/1998|
Scheduled for 1/14/2015.
|999275||Ruben Ramirez Cardenas||7/29/1998|
|999279||Julius Jerome Murphy||8/18/1998|
|999281||Coy Wayne Wesbrook||9/2/1998|
|999283||Arthur Lee Burton||9/16/1998|
|999297||Pablo Lucio Vasquez||3/30/1999|
|999299||Charles Don Flores||4/2/1999|
|999300||David Lynn Carpenter||4/8/1999|
US5CCA denied his appeal on 11/13/2014.
|999315||John Lezell Balentine||6/11/1999|
Scheduled for 1/15/2015.
|999325||Britt Allen Ripkowski||9/15/1999|
|999329||Suzanne Margaret Basso||4/5/2007|
Executed on 2/5/2014.
|999330||Anthony Cardell Haynes||11/3/1999|
|999332||Juan Carlos Alvarez||11/17/1999|
His execution, previously scheduled for 8/6/2014, was removed from the schedule.
Executed on 3/19/2014.
Executed on 4/9/2014.
|999351||Troy James Clark||3/31/2000|
On 5/7/2014, the TCCA denied his appeal.
|999354||Joe Franco Garza Jr.||4/18/2000|
|999360||Juan Martin Garcia||6/21/2000|
US5CCA denied his appeal on 6/27/14.
|999361||Larry Ray Swearingen||7/12/2000|
On 2/5/2014, the TCCA reversed the trial court's decision to order a DNA test.
|999366||Anibal Canales Jr.||11/2/2000|
|999367||Tommy Lynn Sells||11/8/2000|
Executed on 4/3/2014.
|999369||Bernardo Aban Tercero||12/13/2000|
|999371||William Earl Rayford||1/4/2001|
|999376||Bill Douglas Gates||2/21/2001|
|999379||Quintin Phillippe Jones||3/16/2001|
|999381||Daniel Clate Acker||4/2/2001|
|999388||Robert Lee Woodard||6/20/2001|
|999390||Gilmar Alexander Guevara||6/26/2001|
TCCA denied his appeal on 8/11/2014.
|999391||Rigoberto Avila Jr.||7/19/2001|
|999392||Jedidiah Isaac Murphy||7/26/2001|
|999393||Alvin Avon Braziel Jr.||8/9/2001|
|999396||Obie D. Weathers||9/13/2001|
|999399||Ivan Abner Cantu||11/8/2001|
|999400||Miguel Angel Paredes||11/9/2001|
Executed on 10/28/2014.
|999402||Robert Gene Will II||1/28/2002|
On 2/5/2014, the TCCA sent the case back to the trial court to consider his claims.
|999403||Donald Keith Newbury||1/28/2002|
Scheduled for 2/4/2015.
|999410||Perry Allen Austin||4/25/2002|
|999411||Robert Lynn Pruett||4/30/2002|
On 10/22/2014, the TCCA upheld a lower court's finding that a DNA test did not exonerate him.
|999412||John David Battaglia||5/1/2002|
|999414||Richard Allen Masterson||5/15/2002|
|999416||Geronimo Rene Gutierrez||5/21/2002|
|999417||Jose Luis Villegas||5/21/2002|
Executed on 4/16/2014.
|999420||Perry Eugene Williams Jr.||6/25/2002|
On 4/15/2014, the US5CCA granted permission for him to file an appeal.
|999434||Manuel Garza Jr.||11/8/2002|
Scheduled for 4/15/2015.
|999439||Chris Wayne Shuffield||2/5/2003|
|999441||Joseph Christopher Garcia||2/14/2003|
|999442||Robert Leslie Roberson III||2/21/2003|
|999447||Clinton Lee Young III||4/15/2003|
|999451||Derrick Dewayne Charles||5/27/2003|
Scheduled for 5/12/2015.
|999459||Billy Jack Crutsinger||10/8/2003|
US5CCA denied his appeal on 8/18/2014.
|999461||Patrick Henry Murphy Jr.||11/20/2003|
|999463||Terry Darnell Edwards||12/4/2003|
|999464||Marcus Ray Tyrone Druery||12/5/2003|
|999465||Walter Alexander Sorto||12/11/2003|
|999477||Juan Jose Reynoso||6/27/2007|
|999478||Anthony Dewayne Doyle||5/28/2004|
Executed on 3/27/2014.
|999480||Edgardo Rafael Cubas||6/7/2004|
|999482||Anthony Quinn Francois||8/5/2004|
|999483||Calvin Letroy Hunter||8/5/2004|
|999493||Andre Lee Thomas||3/16/2005|
|999498||Moises Mendoza Sandoval||7/1/2005|
|999506||Edward Busby Jr.||11/18/2005|
|999511||Lisa Ann Coleman|| 6/22/2006|
Executed on 9/17/2014.
|999513||Ramiro F. Gonzales||9/27/2006|
|999515||Clifton Lamar Williams||10/27/2006|
TCCA denied his appeal on 8/1/2014.
|999523||Richard Lee Tabler||4/5/2007|
US5CCA denied his appeal on 10/4/2014.
|999535||Randall Wayne Mays||5/16/2008|
Scheduled for 3/18/2015.
TCCA - Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
US5CCA - U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
USDC - U.S. district court
USSC - U.S. Supreme Court
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