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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Murphy, Patrick Henry, Jr.
TDCJ Number 999461
Date of Birth 10/03/1961
Date Received 11/20/2003
Age (when Received) 42
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 09
Date of Offense 12/24/2000
  Age (at the time of Offense) 39
  County Dallas
  Race White
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Grey
  Height 05'07"
  Weight 212
  Eye Color Hazel
  Native County Dallas
  Native State Texas

Prior Occupation
Maintenance, Carpenter, Laborer

Prior Prison Record
#386888 on a 50 year sentence from Dallas County for aggravated sexual assault; 12/13/2000 escaped from custody

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

Co-Defendants
Joseph Garcia, George Rivas, Randy Halprin, Larry Harper, Michael Rodriguez, Donald Newberry

Race and Gender of Victim
White/Male

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"Texas Seven" prisoner hopes legislation limiting death penalty for accomplices will stop his execution

BY JOLIE MCCULLOUGH MARCH 28, 2019

Patrick Murphy was one of the escaped convicts sentenced to death for the murder of Irving police officer Aubrey Hawkins during a robbery. But he didn't pull the trigger on Hawkins. He was the lookout who said he warned the others to leave.

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In last-minute ruling, U.S. Supreme Court stops execution of “Texas Seven” prisoner

BY JOLIE MCCULLOUGH UPDATED: MARCH 28, 2019

Patrick Murphy was one of the escaped convicts sentenced to death for the murder of Irving police officer Aubrey Hawkins during a robbery. The high court stopped his execution because Texas officials wouldn’t let a Buddhist priest into the death chamber with him.

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