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Death Row Information

Inmate Information

Picture of Inmate Name Bess, Donald Andrew
TDCJ Number 999559
Date of Birth 09/01/1948
Date Received 09/27/2010
Age (when Received) 62
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12th Grade
Date of Offense 10/13/1984
  Age (at the time of Offense) 36
  County Dallas
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Brown
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 6′ 0″
  Weight (in Pounds) 364
  Eye Color Green
  Native County Jefferson County
  Native State Arkansas

Prior Occupation

Prior Prison Record
TDCJ #279765, Harris County, Life sentence for one count of Aggravated Rape, one count of Aggravated Kidnapping, and one count of Sexual Assault. March 23, 1984, released on parole to Harris County.

Summary of Incident
During the night in Dallas, the subject entered the residence of a 20-year-old female victim, where he assaulted and stabbed the victim, resulting in her death.


Race and Gender of Victim
White Female