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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Black, Sr., Christopher
TDCJ Number 999277
Date of Birth 8/2/59
Date Received 8/11/98
Age (when Received) 39
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12 years
Date of Offense 2/7/98
  Age (at the time of Offense) 38
  County Bell
  Race Black
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 6' 0"
  Weight 240
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Portsmouth
  Native State Virginia

Prior Occupation

Prior Prison Record

Summary of Incident
Black fatally shot his 36-year-old wife, his 5-month-old daughter, and his 17-month-old granddaughter. Black shot and killed all three of the victims with a 9 millimeter pistol. After he shot all three, he called 911, and when the officers arrived he was holding his deceased daughter in his arms.


Race and Gender of Victim
Black Female