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Death Row Information

Inmate Information

Picture of Inmate Name Ries, Joseph Ray
TDCJ Number 999335
Date of Birth 09/18/1979
Date Received 11/29/1999
Age (when Received) 20
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12
Date of Offense 02/22/1999
  Age (at the time of Offense) 19
  County Hopkins
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Brown
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 7″
  Weight (in Pounds) 135
  Eye Color Hazel
  Native County Douglas
  Native State Oregon

Prior Occupation

Prior Prison Record

Summary of Incident
On 02/22/99, in Cumby, Texas, Ries and the co-defendant broke into the residence of a 64-year old white male who was asleep at the time. They shot the victim in the head with a 22-caliber pistol and then took his car. Property belonging to the victim was later pawned.

White, Christopher Lee

Race and Gender of Victim
White male