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Death Row Information

Inmate Information

Picture of Inmate Name Hamilton, Jr., Ronald James
TDCJ Number 999436
Date of Birth 04/21/1977
Date Received 11/19/2002
Age (when Received) 25
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 7
Date of Offense 11/07/2001
  Age (at the time of Offense) 25
  County Harris
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 11″
  Weight (in Pounds) 196
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Harris
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
painter, construction, laborer

Prior Prison Record
#844739, on a 2-year sentence from Harris County for 1 count of Possession of Cocaine. 10/12/1999 released on Mandatory Supervision. 09/12/2000 received Mandatory Supervision Discharge.

Summary of Incident
On 11/07/2001, in Houston, Hamilton and one co-defendant murdered a store clerk during a robbery. Hamilton entered a convenience store armed with a handgun. Hamilton fatally shot a 36-year old Iranian male and then shot a 38 year old Iranian male. Hamilton then removed a cash register and left the store.

Co-Defendants
Shawon Smith

Race and Gender of Victim
Iranian male