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Death Row Information

Inmate Information

Picture of Inmate Name Anibal Canales, Jr.
TDCJ Number 999366
Date of Birth 12/1/1964
Date Received 11/1/2000
Age (when Received) 35
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 10
Date of Offense 7/11/1997
  Age (at the time of Offense) 32
  County Bowie
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 6′ 5″
  Weight (in Pounds) 280
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Lake County
  Native State Illinois

Prior Occupation
sound engineer, laborer

Prior Prison Record
Federal Correctional Institution on a 5 year sentence for 1 count of possession of stolen mail. Confined 6 months, released to Federal probation during 1983. June 1984, returned as a Federal probation violator. 8/17/1984 released on bench warrant to Texas detainer. TDCJ-ID on a 15 year sentence from Bexar County for 1 count of sexual assault. 6/25/1990 released on parole to "hold" from US Marshall Office. 12/17/1993 returned as a parole violator from Bexar County. 2/17/1995 released on mandatory supervision to a "hold" from Bexar County Sheriff's Office. 2/3/1995 returned from mandatory supervision on a 15 year sentence for 1 count of aggravated sexual assault.

Summary of Incident
On 7/11/1997 at the Telford Unit in Bowie County, Canales strangled to death a 47 year old white inmate in the victim's cell.

Co-Defendants
William Speer

Race and Gender of Victim
White male