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Escapee Apprehended
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Death Row Information

Inmate Information

Picture of Inmate Name Ripkowski, Britt Allen
TDCJ Number 999325
Date of Birth 10/31/1971
Date Received 09/15/1999
Age (when Received) 27
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12
Date of Offense 12/25/1997
  Age (at the time of Offense) 26
  County Harris
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Brown
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 7″
  Weight (in Pounds) 190
  Eye Color Green
  Native County Contra Costa
  Native State California

Prior Occupation
Computer programmer/repair, laborer

Prior Prison Record

Summary of Incident
On 12/22/97, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the subject strangled an adult white female, the mother of the 2-year old victim of the present offense. Ripkowski left her on the side of the road and then drove to Houston, Texas with her 2-year old daughter. The child was smothered by Ripkowski on Christmas day. Ripkowski put her body in a suitcase and left it on the side of the road in Houston, Texas. The suitcase remained there for approximately 1 week, at which time, Ripkowski took the suitcase and buried it in a shallow grave.


Race and Gender of Victim
White adult female and a 2-year old white female