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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Burton, Arthur Lee
TDCJ Number 999283
Date of Birth 3/29/70
Date Received 9/16/98
Age (when Received) 28
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12 years
Date of Offense 7/29/97
  Age (at the time of Offense) 27
  County Harris
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5-10
  Weight 176
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Bastrop
  Native State Louisiana

Prior Occupation

Prior Prison Record

Summary of Incident
On July 29, 1997, in Houston, Texas, Burton confronted a white female while she was jogging through her neighborhood. He then forced her into a nearby wooded area and was attempting to rape her. The victim heard a witness approaching and began to scream. Burton then strangled her to death with her own shoelaces. He fled the scene on foot.


Race and Gender of Victim
White female