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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Carpenter, David Lynn
TDCJ Number 999300
Date of Birth 08/25/1967
Date Received 04/08/1999
Age (when Received) 31
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 10
Date of Offense 08/28/1991
  Age (at the time of Offense) 24
  County Dallas
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Brown
  Height 6' 2"
  Weight 240
  Eye Color Blue
  Native County Dallas
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
carpenter, heavy equipment operator, laborer

Prior Prison Record
2 year sentence from Dallas County for 1 count of Burglary Of A Building and 1 count of Criminal Mischief, 05/25/88 released on parole, 05/03/89 returned as parole violator with a new conviction and new number; #508994, 20 year sentence, Kaufman County, 1 count of Burglary of a Habitation; 4/15/91 released on Parole to Smith County

Summary of Incident
On 08/28/1991, during the daytime hours, the subject murdered a 52 year old white female while burglarizing the victim's residence in Dallas, Texas. Carpenter kicked in the front door of the victim's residence and cut the victim's throat.


Race and Gender of Victim
White female