Texas Execution Information Center


Watch List

Updated on 1 December 2015.

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.

This page is updated monthly.

Watch List on 1 January 2015
NameOn Death
Row Since
615Jack Harry Smith10/10/1978
764Lester Leroy Bower5/10/1984Executed on 6/3/2015
778Pedro Solis Sosa11/28/1984
856Willie Terion Washington12/11/1986
873Michael Wayne Norris6/25/1987
909Emanuel Kemp Jr.5/28/1987
913Marlin Enos Nelson8/25/1998
925Steven Anthony Butler12/1/1988On 9/16/2015, the US5CCA ordered the lower court to reconsider one of his claims.
956Robert Mitchell Jennings11/10/1989On 7/7/2015, the US5CCA denied his appeal.
997James Eugene Bigby5/10/1991
999018Gustavo Julian Garcia1/8/1992Scheduled for 2/16/2016.
999032Robert James Campbell7/10/1992
999046George Edward McFarland9/29/1992
999051David Leonard Wood1/14/1993
999075Tony Egbuna Ford10/14/1993
999077John Reyes Matamoros10/29/1993US5CCA denied his appeal on 4/6/2015.
999105James Lee Henderson6/8/1994
999108Gerald Cornelius Eldridge6/24/1994US5CCA denied his request for a rehearing on 7/2/2015.
999109Charles Douglas Raby6/30/1994On 4/22/2015, the TCCA affirmed the trial court's finding that results from a DNA test were unfavorable to him.
999110Arthur Brown Jr.6/30/1994On 10/28/2015, the TCCA sent his appeal back to the trial court to consider one of his claims.
999143Henry Watkins Skinner3/31/1995
999145Roland Ruiz Jr.5/4/1995
999149Arnold Prieto6/2/1995Executed on 1/21/2015.
999164Scott Louis Panetti9/25/1995
999174Michael Dean Gonzales12/11/1995TCCA dismissed his appeal on 6/3/2015.
999181Larry Hatten2/9/1996
999202Joseph Andrew Prystash8/2/1996
999204Anthony Shawn Medina9/13/1996
999205Garcia Glenn White9/13/1996TCCA issued a stay of execution.
999207Jorge Villanueva11/1/1996US5CCA denied his appeal on 7/21/2015.
999219Jose Noey Martinez1/29/1997
999228Eric Dewayne Cathey4/29/1997
999231Duane Edward Buck6/25/1997On 8/20/2015, the US5CCA rejected his request to appeal. It rejected a request for a rehearing on 11/6/2015.
999235Carlos Trevino8/6/1997
999237Robert Charles Ladd8/29/1997Executed on 1/29/2015.
999240Carlos Manuel Ayestas9/17/1997
999247Ramiro Rubi Ibarra12/10/1997
999256Jeffery Lee Wood3/3/1998
999258Brittany Marlowe Holberg3/27/1998
999259Larry Edgar Estrada4/1/1998
999260Chuong Duong Tong4/1/1998
999267Allen Bridgers5/14/1998
999271Rodney Reed5/29/1998TCCA issued a stay of execution.
999275Ruben Ramirez Cardenas7/29/1998
999279Julius Jerome Murphy8/18/1998TCCA issued a stay of execution on 10/12/2015.
999281Coy Wayne Wesbrook9/2/1998Scheduled for 3/9/2016.
999282Anthony Bartee9/3/1998
999283Arthur Lee Burton9/16/1998
999290Ignacio Gomez12/10/1998
999291Felix Rocha12/16/1998
999297Pablo Lucio Vasquez3/30/1999US5CCA denied his appeal on 1/23/2015.
999299Charles Don Flores4/2/1999
999300David Lynn Carpenter4/8/1999
999305Joel Escobedo5/5/1999
999308Ruben Gutierrez5/14/1999
999315John Lezell Balentine6/11/1999
999319Richard Vasquez6/24/1999Received a stay of execution from TCCA on 4/20/2015.
999325Britt Allen Ripkowski9/15/1999
999328Louis Castro Perez10/20/1999US5CCA dismissed his appeal on 4/22/2015.
999330Anthony Cardell Haynes11/3/1999
999331Faryion Edward Wardrip11/9/1999
999332Juan Carlos Alvarez11/17/1999
999336Manuel Vasquez11/30/1999Executed on 3/11/15.
999351Troy James Clark3/31/2000On 10/1/2015, the US5CCA granted permission to file an appeal.
999354Joe Franco Garza Jr.4/18/2000His execution date was withdrawn for DNA testing.
999360Juan Martin Garcia6/21/2000Executed on 10/6/2015.
999361Larry Ray Swearingen7/12/2000
999366Anibal Canales Jr.11/2/2000
999369Bernardo Aban Tercero12/13/2000TCCA issued a stay on 8/25/2015.
999371William Earl Rayford1/4/2001On 5/21/2015, the US5CCA denied permission to appeal.
999376Bill Douglas Gates2/21/2001
999379Quintin Phillippe Jones3/16/2001
999381Daniel Clate Acker4/2/2001
999388Robert Lee Woodard6/20/2001
999390Gilmar Alexander Guevara6/26/2001
999391Rigoberto Avila Jr.7/19/2001
999392Jedidiah Isaac Murphy7/26/2001
999393Alvin Avon Braziel Jr.8/9/2001
999396Obie D. Weathers9/13/2001
999398William Speer10/30/2001
999399Ivan Abner Cantu11/8/2001
999402Robert Gene Will II1/28/2002TCCA denied his appeal on 11/25/2015.
999403Donald Keith Newbury1/28/2002Executed on 2/4/2015.
999406Linda Carty3/7/2002On 2/25/2015, the TCCA remanded her case to the trial court to consider her appeal.
999410Perry Allen Austin4/25/2002On 1/9/2015, the US5CCA remanded Austin's request to withdraw his appeals to the USDC for a determination about his competency to do so.
999411Robert Lynn Pruett4/30/2002Received a stay of execution for DNA testing on 4/28/2015.
999412John David Battaglia5/1/2002
999414Richard Allen Masterson5/15/2002Scheduled for 1/20/2016.
999416Geronimo Rene Gutierrez5/21/2002
999419Raphael Deon Holiday6/21/2002Executed on 11/18/2015.
999420Perry Eugene Williams Jr.6/25/2002On 9/2/2015, the district attorney postponed his execution.
999430Greogry Lynn Russeau10/11/2002Executed on 6/18/2015.
999432Licho Escamilla11/2/2002Executed on 10/14/2015.
999434Manuel Garza Jr.11/8/2002Executed on 4/15/2015.
999441Joseph Christopher Garcia2/14/2003
999442Robert Leslie Roberson III2/21/2003US5CCA denied his appeal on 8/10/2015.
999447Clinton Lee Young III4/15/2003
999451Derrick Dewayne Charles5/27/2003Executed on 5/12/2015.
999459Billy Jack Crutsinger10/8/2003
999461Patrick Henry Murphy Jr.11/20/2003
999463Terry Darnell Edwards12/4/2003US5CCA denied his appeal on 5/19/2015.
999464Marcus Ray Tyrone Druery12/5/2003
999465Walter Alexander Sorto12/11/2003
999471Kent William Sprouse3/1/2004Executed on 4/9/2015.
999477Juan Jose Reynoso6/27/2007
999480Edgardo Rafael Cubas6/7/2004
999482Anthony Quinn Francois8/5/2004
999483Calvin Letroy Hunter8/5/2004On 4/22/2015, the TCCA sent his case back to the trial court.
999484Tracy Lane Beatty8/13/2004On 10/14/2015, the TCCA lifted its stay of execution and dismissed his appeal.
999493Andre Lee Thomas3/16/2005
999494Taichin Preyor3/30/2005
999497Justen Grant Hall5/11/2005
999498Moises Sandoval Mendoza7/1/2005
999506Edward Busby Jr.11/18/2005
999507Stephen Dale Barbee2/27/2006
999513Ramiro F. Gonzales9/27/2006US5CCA denied his appeal on 4/10/2015.
999515Clifton Lamar Williams10/27/2006On 7/16/2015, the TCCA issued a stay of execution and ordered a review of his case.
999523Richard Lee Tabler4/5/2007On 1/27/2015, the US5CCA remanded his case to the USDC to consider one of his claims.
999533Christopher Chubasco Wilkins3/12/2008His execution date was withdrawn for DNA analysis.
999535Randall Wayne Mays5/16/2008TCCA issued a stay of execution on 3/16/2015 to consider his competency claim.

1 March 2015 Additions
NameOn Death
Row Since
999525Adam Kelly Ward6/27/2007Scheduled for 3/22/2016.

1 June 2015 Additions
NameOn Death
Row Since
999555Daniel Lopez6/27/2007Executed on 8/12/2015.

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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