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Death Row Information

Inmate Information

Picture of Inmate Name Wardrip, Faryion Edward
TDCJ Number 999331
Date of Birth 03/06/1959
Date Received 11/09/1999
Age (when Received) 40
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 11
Date of Offense 12/21/1984
  Age (at the time of Offense) 25
  County Denton (on change of venue from Wichita)
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Brown
  Height (in Feet and Inches) 6′ 5″
  Weight (in Pounds) 202
  Eye Color Blue
  Native County Washington
  Native State Indiana

Prior Occupation
clerk, orderly, laborer

Prior Prison Record
TDCJ-ID #439572 on a 35-year sentence from Wichita County for 1 count of murder, involves the subject beating and suffocating a 21-year old female. 12/11/97 release on mandatory supervision.

Summary of Incident
On 12/21/1984, at the home of a white female, Wardrip committed Burglary of Habitation and Murder. Wardrip used a knife to stab the victim to death after gaining entry. The subject admits that on that evening he had been "screaming at the stars" while walking sleeplessly in a residential area in Wichita Falls, Texas. The victim came outside to observe the commotion, which alerted the subject to her presence. Wardrip charged at the victim, who closed the door, however, Wardrip broke the door down. Once inside, he killed the victim for no apparent reason (other than a fit of rage). Wardrip pleaded guilty after DNA evidence linked him to the murder of this victim as well as three other women..


Race and Gender of Victim
White female