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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Thompson, Robert Lee
TDCJ Number 999276
Date of Birth 4/1/75
Date Received 8/10/98
Age (when Received) 23
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 10 years
Date of Offense 12/5/96
  Age (at the time of Offense) 21
  County Harris
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 5′ 8″
  Weight (in Pounds) 252
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Harris
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Unknown

Prior Prison Record
None

Summary of Incident
Thompson and a co-defendant entered a convenience store and robbed the clerk . When they were leaving the store, Thompson, who possessed a .25-caliber pistol, and the co-defendant, Sammy Butler, who possessed a .38-caliber pistol, fatally shot the store clerk. Thompson and Butler had robbed at least 8 other convenience stores, with three of them involving the fatal shooting of the clerks.

Co-Defendants
Sammy Butler

Race and Gender of Victim
Other male