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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Murphy, Patrick Henry, Jr.
TDCJ Number 999461
Date of Birth 10/03/1961
Date Received 11/20/2003
Age (when Received) 42
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 09
Date of Offense 12/24/2000
  Age (at the time of Offense) 39
  County Dallas
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Grey
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 7″
  Weight (in Pounds) 212
  Eye Color Hazel
  Native County Dallas
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Maintenance, Carpenter, Laborer

Prior Prison Record
#386888 on a 50 year sentence from Dallas County for aggravated sexual assault; Escape

Summary of Incident
On December 24, 2000, in Irving, Texas, Murphy and six codefendants fatally shot a 31-year-old white male police officer while on escape from the TDCJ Connally Unit.

Co-Defendants
Joseph Garcia, George Rivas, Randy Halprin, Larry Harper, Michael Rodriguez, Donald Newberry

Race and Gender of Victim
White/Male