Death Row Information
|Name||Rayford, William Earl|
|Date of Birth||5/21/1953|
|Age (when Received)||47|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||12|
|Date of Offense||11/16/99|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||46|
|Height (in Feet and Inches)||6′ 4″|
|Weight (in Pounds)||179|
Prior Prison Record
#437754 TDCJ-ID on a 23 year sentence from Dallas County for 1 count of murder with a deadly weapon; received in 1986 and released on mandatory supervision to Dallas County on 12/5/1994.
Summary of Incident
On 11/16/1999 in Dallas, Rayford murdered a 44 year old black female by strangulation, stabbing, and blunt force. Rayford took the victim's body and threw it into a nearby creek. The murder took place in the home of the victim and was witnessed by her 11 and 14 year old sons.
Race and Gender of Victim