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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Bustamante, Samuel
TDCJ Number 999380
Date of Birth 12/11/1969
Date Received 3/16/2001
Age (when Received) 31
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 10
Date of Offense 1/18/1998
  Age (at the time of Offense) 28
  County Fort Bend
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 7″
  Weight (in Pounds) 264
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Wharton
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Laborer

Prior Prison Record
North Carolina Department of Corrections on a one year sentence for Forgery, confined 6 months, released on parole; #503412 on a 5 year sentence from Wharton County for one count of Burglary of a Building, released on parole to Dallas County; returned from parole with a four year sentence for one count of possession of a prohibited weapon, released on parole on 2/16/1991.

Summary of Incident
On 1/18/1998, Bustamante gave a 27 year old Hispanic male a ride. Then he stabbed him 10 times with a knife, resulting in the victim's death. Bustamante committed the offenses along with three other co-defendants.

Co-Defendants
Diedrick Depriest
Aurthur Escamilla
Walter Escamilla

Race and Gender of Victim
hispanic male