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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Donald Newbury
TDCJ Number 999403
Date of Birth 05/18/1962
Date Received 01/28/2002
Age (when Received) 39
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 6
Date of Offense 12/24/2000
  Age (at the time of Offense) 38
  County Dallas
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Brown
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 6′ 0″
  Weight (in Pounds) 215
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Bernalillo
  Native State New Mexico

Prior Occupation
carpenter, electrician, laborer

Prior Prison Record
#326418 on a 10 year sentence from Travis County for one count of aggravated robbery; released on mandatory supervision on 07/23/1985; returned from mandatory supervision on 04/08/1987 with a 15 year sentence from Travis County for one count of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon; released on parole on 03/04/1992; returned from parole on 05/15/1998 with a 99 year sentence from Travis County for one count of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Summary of Incident
While on escape from TDCJ, Newbury and 6 co-defendants robbed a sporting goods store at gunpoint. An Irving police officer was murdered outside the store as Newbury and co-defendants left the scene.

Co-Defendants
George Rivas (sentenced to death)
Michael Rodriguez (sentenced to death)
Randy Halprin
Patrick Murphy, Jr.
Joseph Garcia
Larry Harper (committed suicide)

Race and Gender of Victim
white male