Death Row Information
|Date of Birth||5/29/72|
|Age (when Received)||25|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||8 years|
|Date of Offense||10/10/93|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||21|
|Height (in Feet and Inches)||5′ 6″|
|Weight (in Pounds)||150|
|Native County||Val Verde|
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.
Race and Gender of Victim