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Death Row Information

Inmate Information

Picture of Inmate 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 (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 10″
  Weight (in Pounds) 176
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Bastrop
  Native State Louisiana

Prior Occupation
Unknown

Prior Prison Record
None

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.

Co-Defendants
None

Race and Gender of Victim
White female