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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Gates, Bill Douglas
TDCJ Number 999376
Date of Birth 9/7/1949
Date Received 2/21/2001
Age (when Received) 51
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 11
Date of Offense 12/13/1999
  Age (at the time of Offense) 50
  County Harris
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Gray
  Height 5 ft 1 in
  Weight 240
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Riverside
  Native State California

Prior Occupation
welder, laborer

Prior Prison Record
Sentenced to life in California for second degree robbery and assault on a peace officer. Sentenced life (to run concurrent) again for possession of a weapon by a prisoner. Released on parole after serving approximately 6 years.

Summary of Incident
On 12/12/1999 in Houston, Gates entered the residence of a 41 year old female. He sexually assaulted the victim and then strangled and smothered her to death.


Race and Gender of Victim
Unknown female