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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Garcia, Joseph Christopher
TDCJ Number 999441
Date of Birth 11/06/1971
Date Received 02/14/2003
Age (when Received) 31
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 12
Date of Offense 12/24/2000
  Age (at the time of Offense) 29
  County Dallas
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5 ft 9 in
  Weight 202
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Bexar
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
maintenance, laborer

Prior Prison Record
#774391 on a 50 year sentence from Bexar County for murder with a deadly weapon; 12/13/2000 escaped from custody

Summary of Incident
On 12/24/2000, in Irving, Texas, Garcia and six codefendants fatally shot a 31 year old white male police officer while on escape from the TDCJ Connally Unit.

Patrick Murphy, George Rivas, Randy Halprin, Larry Harper, Michael Rodriguez, Donald Newberry

Race and Gender of Victim
white male