skip to main content
Visitation, June 2023
YouTube icon image 

Death Row Information

Inmate Information

Picture of Inmate 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 (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 1″
  Weight (in Pounds) 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