Death Row Information
|Name||Lewis, Rickey Lynn|
|Date of Birth||07/21/1962|
|Age (when Received)||31|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||9|
|Date of Offense||09/17/1990|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||28|
|Height (in Feet and Inches)||5′ 3″|
|Weight (in Pounds)||146|
Prior Prison Record
Received by TDCJ on 11/3/1983, #366116, Smith County, 3 years, burglary of a building, paroled 4/11/1984, returned 3/28/1995 as a violator, MS 8/30/85, returned 3/7/1986 as violator, MS to hold to Smith County, SO 6/6/1986. Received by TDCJ on 7/18/1986 #426782, burglary of a vehicle, MS to Smith County 5/18/1987. Received by TDCJ on 6/10/1988, #483249, Smith County, 25 years, burglary of a building, paroled 3/19/1990.
Summary of Incident
Convicted in the murder of George Ray Newman, 45, at the victim’s home in northwest Smith County. Lewis entered the home and shot Newman when he responded to the screams of his fiancée. Lewis then raped Newman’s fiancée and stole her vehicle. She later climbed out of a bathroom window and drove to a store to call police.
Race and Gender of Victim