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Updated on 31 August 2017.

Most of Texas' death row prisoners are ineligible for execution at any given moment because of the current status of their appeals. This "watch list" shows the prisoners on Texas' death row whose cases we feel are close to final review, or are likely to become close to final some time this year. This list is not official and is not supported or endorsed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Office of the Attorney General, or any other state entity.

This page is updated monthly.

Watch List on 1 January 2017
TDCJ
Number
NameOn Death
Row Since
Update
663Bobby James Moore7/24/1980On 3/28/2017, the USSC vacated his death sentence.
768Raymond Deleon Martinez7/18/1984Died of natural causes on 8/9/2017.
778Pedro Solis Sosa11/28/1984On 5/3/2017, the TCCA changed his sentence to life in prison.
856Willie Terion Washington12/11/1986
909Emanuel Kemp Jr.5/28/1987
925Steven Anthony Butler12/1/1988
956Robert Mitchell Jennings11/10/1989
997James Eugene Bigby5/10/1991Executed on 3/14/2017.
999032Robert James Campbell7/10/1992
999044Eugene Alvin Broxton9/8/1992
999046George Edward McFarland9/29/1992
999051David Leonard Wood1/14/1993
999062Robert Moreno Ramos5/6/1993
999075Tony Egbuna Ford10/14/1993
999105James Lee Henderson6/8/1994On 8/9/2017, the US5CCA returned his case to the USDC.
999108Gerald Cornelius Eldridge6/24/1994
999109Charles Douglas Raby6/30/1994TCCA dismissed his appeal on 5/17/2017.
999110Arthur Brown Jr.6/30/1994
999120Joseph Roland Lave10/10/1994On 2/20/2017, the USSC declined to review his case.
999143Henry Watkins Skinner3/31/1995
999145Rolando Ruiz Jr.5/4/1995Executed on 3/7/2017.
999164Scott Louis Panetti9/25/1995On 7/11/2017, the US5CCA remanded his case to the USDC.
999174Michael Dean Gonzales12/11/1995
999181Larry Hatten2/9/1996
999202Joseph Andrew Prystash8/2/1996On 4/26/2017, the US5CCA denied permission to appeal.
999204Anthony Shawn Medina9/13/1996
999205Garcia Glenn White9/13/1996
999207Jorge Villanueva11/1/1996
999228Eric Dewayne Cathey4/29/1997On 5/11/2017, the US5CCA granted permission to file another appeal in federal court.
999231Duane Edward Buck6/25/1997On 4/13/2017, pursuant to a Supreme Court order, the US5CCA remanded the case for the state to either initiate a new punishment hearing or impose a life sentence.
999235Carlos Trevino8/6/1997On 6/27/2017. the US5CCA denied his appeal.
999240Carlos Manuel Ayestas9/17/1997
999247Ramiro Rubi Ibarra12/10/1997
999256Jeffery Lee Wood3/3/1998
999259Larry Edgar Estrada4/1/1998
999260Chuong Duong Tong4/1/1998
999267Allen Winslow Bridgers5/14/1998
999271Rodney Reed5/29/1998On 5/17/2017, the TCCA remanded his case to the trial court.
999275Ruben Ramirez Cardenas7/29/1998Scheduled for 11/8/2017.
999279Julius Jerome Murphy8/18/1998
999282Anthony Bartee9/3/1998
999283Arthur Lee Burton9/16/1998
999290Ignacio Gomez12/10/1998
999291Felix Rocha12/16/1998
999299Charles Don Flores4/2/1999
999300David Lynn Carpenter4/8/1999
999305Joel Escobedo5/5/1999
999308Ruben Gutierrez5/14/1999
999315John Lezell Balentine6/11/1999
999319Richard Vasquez6/24/1999
999325Britt Allen Ripkowski9/15/1999
999328Louis Castro Perez10/20/1999
999330Anthony Cardell Haynes11/3/1999
999331Faryion Edward Wardrip11/9/1999
999332Juan Carlos Alvarez11/17/1999
999351Troy James Clark3/31/2000On 3/10/2017, the US5CCA denied his appeal.
999354Joe Franco Garza Jr.4/18/2000
999361Larry Ray Swearingen7/12/2000Scheduled for 11/16/2017
999366Anibal Canales Jr.11/2/2000
999369Bernardo Aban Tercero12/13/2000On 5/17/2017, the TCCA lifted its stay of execution and denied his appeal.
999371William Earl Rayford1/4/2001Scheduled for 1/30/2018.
999376Bill Douglas Gates2/21/2001On 2/27/2017, the USSC declined to review his case.
999379Quintin Phillippe Jones3/16/2001
999381Daniel Clate Acker4/2/2001US5CCA denied his appeal on 8/14/2017.
999386Kerry Dimart Allen5/30/2001
999388Robert Lee Woodard6/20/2001
999390Gilmar Alexander Guevara6/26/2001The US5CCA denied his appeal on 2/9/2017.
999391Rigoberto Avila Jr.7/19/2001
999392Jedidiah Isaac Murphy7/26/2001
999393Alvin Avon Braziel Jr.8/9/2001
999396Obie D. Weathers9/13/2001
999398William Speer10/30/2001
999399Ivan Abner Cantu11/8/2001
999402Robert Gene Will II1/28/2002
999406Linda Carty3/7/2002
999410Perry Allen Austin4/25/2002
999411Robert Lynn Pruett4/30/2002Scheduled for 10/12/2017.
999412John David Battaglia5/1/2002
999416Geronimo Rene Gutierrez5/21/2002
999420Perry Eugene Williams Jr.6/25/2002
999441Joseph Christopher Garcia2/14/2003The US5CCA denied permission to appeal on 7/21/2017.
999442Robert Leslie Roberson III2/21/2003
999447Clinton Lee Young III4/15/2003Scheduled for 10/26/2017.
999455Danny Paul Bible7/17/2003
999459Billy Jack Crutsinger10/8/2003
999461Patrick Henry Murphy Jr.11/20/2003
999463Terry Darnell Edwards12/4/2003Executed on 1/26/2017.
999464Marcus Ray Tyrone Druery12/5/2003
999465Walter Alexander Sorto12/11/2003On 6/15/2017, the US5CCA sent his case back to the USDC.
999472William Darin Irvan3/3/2004
999473Guy Len Allen3/24/2004
999476Damon Roshun Matthews4/20/2004
999477Juan Jose Reynoso6/27/2007
999480Edgardo Rafael Cubas6/7/2004
999482Anthony Quinn Francois8/5/2004
999484Tracy Lane Beatty8/13/2004
999493Andre Lee Thomas3/16/2005
999494Taichin Preyor3/30/2005Executed on 7/27/2017.
999497Justen Grant Hall5/11/2005
999498Moises Sandoval Mendoza7/1/2005
999502Juan Edward Castillo9/27/2005Scheduled for 9/7/2017.
999505Travis Trevino Runnels11/16/2005
999506Edward Busby Jr.11/18/2005On 1/27/2017, the US5CCA granted him permission to appeal.
999507Stephen Dale Barbee2/27/2006
999513Ramiro Felix Gonzales9/27/2006
999514Steven Lynn Long10/19/2006The TCCA issued a stay of execution on 8/21/2017.
999515Clifton Lamar Williams10/27/2006
999516John Steven Gardner11/20/2006
999517Tilon Lashon Carter12/12/2006On 5/12/2017, the TCCA issued a stay of execution.
999519Ker'sean Olajuwa Ramey1/31/2007
999520Juan Ramon Meza Segundo2/15/2007On 2/20/2017, the USSC declined to review his case.
999522Thomas Bartlett Whitaker3/23/2007On 4/4/2017, the US5CCA denied his appeal.
999523Richard Lee Tabler4/5/2007
999527Dexter Darnell Johnson7/2/2007
999529Kosoul Chanthakoummane10/18/2007TCCA issued a stay of execution on 6/7/2017.
999533Christopher Chubasco Wilkins3/12/2008Executed on 1/11/2017.
999535Randall Wayne Mays5/16/2008
999538Paul David Storey3/18/2015On 4/7/2014, the TCCA stayed his execution.
999541LeJames Norman12/12/2008On 2/27/2017, the USSC declined to review his case.
999544John Henry Ramirez2/13/2009His execution, scheduled for 2/2/2017, was stayed by a USDC.
999545Erick Davila2/27/2009

1 March 2017 Additions
TDCJ
Number
NameOn Death
Row Since
Update
999488Anthony Allen Shore11/15/2004Scheduled for 10/18/2017.

1 May 2017 Additions
TDCJ
Number
NameOn Death
Row Since
Update
999543Raul Cortez2/4/2009US5CCA denied his appeal on 3/27/2017.
999570Kwame Rockwell1/30/2012US5CCA denied permission to appeal on 4/10/2017.

Abbreviations:
TCCA - Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
US5CCA - U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
USDC - U.S. district court
USSC - U.S. Supreme Court


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