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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 5 ft 7 in
  Weight 264
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Wharton
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation

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.

Diedrick Depriest
Aurthur Escamilla
Walter Escamilla

Race and Gender of Victim
hispanic male