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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Cannady, Rogelio
TDCJ Number 999245
Date of Birth 5/29/72
Date Received 12/5/97
Age (when Received) 25
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 8 years
Date of Offense 10/10/93
  Age (at the time of Offense) 21
  County Bee
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 6″
  Weight (in Pounds) 150
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Val Verde
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Waiter

Prior Prison Record
TDCJ #596218, received 5/28/91, from Cameron County, on a life sentence for robbery, murder w/deadly weapon, and murder. Cannady was in prison serving his sentence at the time of his capital offense.

Summary of Incident
On October 10, 1993 Cannady caused the death of a 55-year-old Hispanic male Texas prison inmate inside a medium custody housing area at the McConnell Unit in Beeville. The victim, who was Cannady's cellmate, was beaten with a steel lock attached to a belt and kicked repeatedly in the head with steel-toed boots by Cannady. The victim, who was serving a 15-year sentence for murder from Tarrant County, died two days later. Cannady was the first Texas prison inmate to be prosecuted under a 1993 statute that allows for capital murder convictions if the offender is serving 99 years or life as a result of previous murder convictions.

Co-Defendants
None

Race and Gender of Victim
Hispanic male