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Death Row Information

Inmate Information

Picture of Inmate Name Battaglia, John David
TDCJ Number 999412
Date of Birth 08/02/1955
Date Received 05/01/2002
Age (when Received) 46
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12
Date of Offense 05/02/2001
  Age (at the time of Offense) 45
  County Dallas
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Grey
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 6′ 0″
  Weight (in Pounds) 188
  Eye Color Green
  Native County Dallas
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
computer software, accounting, laborer

Prior Prison Record

Summary of Incident
On May 12, 2001, Battaglia shot and killed his two daughters, ages 6 and 9. The mother of the children was on the phone with the 9 year old daughter at the time of the offense and heard the gunshots.


Race and Gender of Victim
two white females