Death Row Information
|Name||Gates, Bill Douglas|
|Date of Birth||9/7/1949|
|Age (when Received)||51|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||11|
|Date of Offense||12/13/1999|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||50|
|Height (in Feet and Inches)||5′ 1″|
|Weight (in Pounds)||240|
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