Death Row Information
|Date of Birth||8/15/1971|
|Age (when Received)||29|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||7|
|Date of Offense||5/28/2000|
|Height (in Feet and Inches)||5′ 9″|
|Weight (in Pounds)||131|
Prior Prison Record
#589124 on a 5 year sentence from Denton County for one count of burglary of a building. Released on parole to Denton County. Returned from Parole on 6/28/1995 as #712863 on a 45 year sentence from Denton County for one count of murder with a deadly weapon (involves Porter shooting a 40 year old white male transient two times in the head with a .25 caliber pistol and dumping the victim's body in a water well). On 1/14/1998, new commitments received from Madison County on a 5 year sentence for one count of possession of a deadly weapon in a penal institution (homemade knife).
Summary of Incident
On 5/28/2000, Porter, an offender serving time for murder with a deadly weapon, entered a dayroom of the Telford Unit in Bowie County. He fatally assaulted an adult hispanic male offender with a rock inside a pillowcase, a homemade knife, and his boots.
Race and Gender of Victim