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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name White, Melvin Wayne
TDCJ Number 999317
Date of Birth 1/25/1950
Date Received 6/21/1999
Age (when Received) 49
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 9
Date of Offense 8/5/1997
  Age 47
  County Pecos
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Brown
  Height 5' 9"
  Weight 205
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County Howard
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Mechanic/Laborer

Prior Prison Record
None

Summary of Incident
On August 4, 1997, the subject kidnapped a 9-year-old white female in Ozona, Texas, during the nighttime hours. He then took her to a roadside park out of the city limits and attempted to have sexual intercourse with her. The victim resisted, but he taped her hands behind her back with black electrical tape and continued to sexually assault her. During this time, a vehicle pulled up behind him and he left the location. He then took the victim to another location, hit her several times on the head with a tire tool, and left the scene. Authorities were given the location of the body by the subject. The victim was found with her hands tied behind her back, deceased.

Co-Defendants
None

Race and Gender of Victim
White Female