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Death Row Information

Inmate Information

Picture of Inmate Name Sales, Tarus Vandell
TDCJ Number 999446
Date of Birth 08/14/1979
Date Received 04/02/2003
Age (when Received) 23
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 9
Date of Offense 07/21/2000
  Age (at the time of Offense) 20
  County Harris
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 11″
  Weight (in Pounds) 191
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Davidson
  Native State Tennessee

Prior Occupation
construction, laborer

Prior Prison Record
none

Summary of Incident
Sales and two codefendants fatally shot a 30 year old black male, so he could not testify against them in another deadly conduct charge.

Co-Defendants
H. Ostine, C Kissenlaser

Race and Gender of Victim
Black male