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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Rivas, George
TDCJ Number 999394
Date of Birth 5/6/1970
Date Received 8/29/2001
Age (when Received) 31
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12
Date of Offense 12/24/2000
  Age (at the time of Offense) 30
  County Dallas
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 10″
  Weight (in Pounds) 214
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County El Paso
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
clerk, cook, laborer

Prior Prison Record
#702267 on a life sentence from El Paso County for 13 counts of aggravated kidnapping with a deadly weapon, 4 counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, and one count of burglary of a habitation. Was serving the life sentence and had escaped from TDCJ when committing the present offense.

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

Co-Defendants
Michael Rodriguez (sentenced to death)
Donald Newberry (sentenced to death)
Randy Halprin
Patrick Murphy, Jr.
Joseph Garcia
Larry Harper

Race and Gender of Victim
white male