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Updated on 30 November 2016.

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 2016
TDCJ
Number
NameOn Death
Row Since
Update
615Jack Harry Smith10/10/1978Died of natural causes on 4/8/2016.
663Bobby James Moore7/24/1980
778Pedro Solis Sosa11/28/1984
856Willie Terion Washington12/11/1986
909Emanuel Kemp Jr.5/28/1987
925Steven Anthony Butler12/1/1988
956Robert Mitchell Jennings11/10/1989TCCA issued a stay of execution on 9/2/2016.
997James Eugene Bigby5/10/1991Scheduled for 3/14/2017.
999018Gustavo Julian Garcia1/8/1992Executed on 2/16/2016.
999032Robert James Campbell7/10/1992
999044Eugene Alvin Broxton9/8/1992
999046George Edward McFarland9/29/1992
999051David Leonard Wood1/14/1993
999075Tony Egbuna Ford10/14/1993
999105James Lee Henderson6/8/1994
999108Gerald Cornelius Eldridge6/24/1994US5CCA denied his appeal on 8/29/2016.
999109Charles Douglas Raby6/30/1994
999110Arthur Brown Jr.6/30/1994
999143Henry Watkins Skinner3/31/1995On 3/9/2016, the TCCA gave the trial court 90 days to conclude its review of DNA test results.
999145Roland Ruiz Jr.5/4/1995TCCA issued a stay of execution on 8/26/2016.
999164Scott Louis Panetti9/25/1995
999174Michael Dean Gonzales12/11/1995
999181Larry Hatten2/9/1996
999202Joseph Andrew Prystash8/2/1996
999204Anthony Shawn Medina9/13/1996
999205Garcia Glenn White9/13/1996
999207Jorge Villanueva11/1/1996
999219Jose Noey Martinez1/29/1997Death sentence commuted to life on 7/11/2016.
999228Eric Dewayne Cathey4/29/1997
999231Duane Edward Buck6/25/1997
999235Carlos Trevino8/6/1997
999240Carlos Manuel Ayestas9/17/1997US5CCA denied his appeal on 3/22/2016 and denied his request for a rehearing on 6/10/2016.
999247Ramiro Rubi Ibarra12/10/1997
999256Jeffery Lee Wood3/3/1998The TCCA granted a stay of execution on 8/19/2016.
999259Larry Edgar Estrada4/1/1998
999260Chuong Duong Tong4/1/1998
999267Allen Bridgers5/14/1998
999271Rodney Reed5/29/1998On 6/29/2016, the TCCA ordered the trial court to reevaluate his request for DNA testing.
999275Ruben Ramirez Cardenas7/29/1998US5CCA denied his appeal on 4/16/2016.
999279Julius Jerome Murphy8/18/1998On 6/15/2016, the TCCA ordered the trial court to review his case.
999281Coy Wayne Wesbrook9/2/1998Executed on 3/9/2016.
999282Anthony Bartee9/3/1998
999283Arthur Lee Burton9/16/1998
999290Ignacio Gomez12/10/1998
999291Felix Rocha12/16/1998
999297Pablo Lucio Vasquez3/30/1999Executed on 4/6/2016.
999299Charles Don Flores4/2/1999His execution, scheduled for 6/2/2016, was stayed by the TCCA.
999300David Lynn Carpenter4/8/1999
999305Joel Escobedo5/5/1999
999308Ruben Gutierrez5/14/1999
999315John Lezell Balentine6/11/1999
999319Richard Vasquez6/24/1999On 3/23/2016, the TCCA remanded his case to the trial court for review.
999325Britt Allen Ripkowski9/15/1999TCCA dismissed his appeal on 8/24/2016.
999328Louis Castro Perez10/20/1999
999330Anthony Cardell Haynes11/3/1999
999331Faryion Edward Wardrip11/9/1999
999332Juan Carlos Alvarez11/17/1999
999351Troy James Clark3/31/2000
999354Joe Franco Garza Jr.4/18/2000
999361Larry Ray Swearingen7/12/2000
999366Anibal Canales Jr.11/2/2000
999369Bernardo Aban Tercero12/13/2000
999371William Earl Rayford1/4/2001
999376Bill Douglas Gates2/21/2001US5CCA denied his appeal on 8/24/2016.
999379Quintin Phillippe Jones3/16/2001
999381Daniel Clate Acker4/2/2001
999386Kerry Dimart Allen5/30/2001
999388Robert Lee Woodard6/20/2001
999390Gilmar Alexander Guevara6/26/2001
999391Rigoberto Avila Jr.7/19/2001On 3/9/2016, the TCCA ordered the trial court to consider some new evidence.
999392Jedidiah Isaac Murphy7/26/2001
999393Alvin Avon Braziel Jr.8/9/2001
999396Obie D. Weathers9/13/2001On 9/9/2016, the US5CCA denied permission to appeal.
999398William Speer10/30/2001
999399Ivan Abner Cantu11/8/2001US5CCA denied his appeal on 11/7/2016.
999402Robert Gene Will II1/28/2002
999406Linda Carty3/7/2002
999410Perry Allen Austin4/25/2002On 5/6/2016, the US5CCA granted permission to file an appeal.
999411Robert Lynn Pruett4/30/2002The TCCA granted a stay of execution on 8/11/2016.
999412John David Battaglia5/1/2002Scheduled for 12/7/2016.
999414Richard Allen Masterson5/15/2002Executed on 1/20/2016.
999416Geronimo Rene Gutierrez5/21/2002
999420Perry Eugene Williams Jr.6/25/2002The trial court withdrew his death warrant on 7/6/2016.
999441Joseph Christopher Garcia2/14/2003
999442Robert Leslie Roberson III2/21/2003On 6/16/2016, the TCCA stayed his scheduled execution and sent his case back to the trial court.
999447Clinton Lee Young III4/15/2003
999459Billy Jack Crutsinger10/8/2003
999461Patrick Henry Murphy Jr.11/20/2003
999463Terry Darnell Edwards12/4/2003Scheduled for 1/26/2017.
999464Marcus Ray Tyrone Druery12/5/2003
999465Walter Alexander Sorto12/11/2003
999473Guy Len Allen3/24/2004
999477Juan Jose Reynoso6/27/2007
999480Edgardo Rafael Cubas6/7/2004
999482Anthony Quinn Francois8/5/2004
999484Tracy Lane Beatty8/13/2004
999493Andre Lee Thomas3/16/2005
999494Taichin Preyor3/30/2005His execution date of 7/20/2016 has been removed from the schedule.
999497Justen Grant Hall5/11/2005
999498Moises Sandoval Mendoza7/1/2005
999506Edward Busby Jr.11/18/2005
999507Stephen Dale Barbee2/27/2006On 11/23/2016, the US5CCA granted him permission to appeal.
999513Ramiro F. Gonzales9/27/2006His execution date of 11/2/2016 has been removed from the schedule.
999515Clifton Lamar Williams10/27/2006
999516John Steven Gardner11/20/2006
999517Tilon Lashon Carter12/12/2006Scheduled for 2/7/2017.
999520Juan Ramon Meza Segundo2/15/2007
999522Thomas Bartlett Whitaker3/23/2007
999523Richard Lee Tabler4/5/2007
999525Adam Kelly Ward6/27/2007Executed on 3/22/2016.
999527Dexter Darnell Johnson7/2/2007
999533Christopher Chubasco Wilkins3/12/2008Scheduled for 1/11/2017.
999535Randall Wayne Mays5/16/2008
999538Paul David Story3/18/2015Scheduled for 4/12/2017.
999539James Freeman11/10/2008Executed on 1/27/2016.

1 March 2016 Additions
TDCJ
Number
NameOn Death
Row Since
Update
999502Juan Edward Castillo9/27/2005US5CCA denied his appeal on 2/8/2016.
999544John Henry Ramirez2/13/2009Scheduled for 2/2/2017.

1 June 2016 Additions
TDCJ
Number
NameOn Death
Row Since
Update
999541LeJames Norman12/12/2008US5CCA denied his appeal on 3/18/2016.
999545Erick Davila2/27/2009US5CCA denied his appeal on 5/26/2016.

1 August 2016 Additions
TDCJ
Number
NameOn Death
Row Since
Update
999481Barney Fuller10/5/2016Executed on 10/5/2016.

Abbreviations:
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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