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Death Row Information

Inmate Information

Picture of Inmate Name Lewis, Rickey Lynn
TDCJ Number 999097
Date of Birth 07/21/1962
Date Received 05/06/1994
Age (when Received) 31
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 9
Date of Offense 09/17/1990
  Age (at the time of Offense) 28
  County Smith
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 3″
  Weight (in Pounds) 146
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Smith
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation

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
White Male