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Jack Harry Smith — Will the Oldest Man on Texas’ Death Row Die of Old Age Before He is Executed?


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Jack Harry Smith — Will the Oldest Man on Texas’ Death Row Die of Old Age Before He is Executed?

 

Oct 15, 2013

 

I was looking through the current list of inmates on Texas’ death row, and scrolled all the way to the bottom of the page an clicked on the page for Jack Harry Smith, who — at 76 years old — is currently the oldest inmate on Texas death row (born in December of 1937).

 

Smith, who has been on Death Row in Texas since 1978 — the same year that Hollywood film director Roman Polanski skipped bail to France after pleading guilty to charges of raping a 13-year-old girl — was found guilty for the murder of Roy A. Deputter during a robbery in Pasadena, TX. Smith was 40 years old at the time, and had been out of prison for about a year (after serving just 17 years of a “life” sentence for robbery by assault in 1960.

 

Smith has spent all but about 2.5 years of his life in prison since 1955; when he was 18 Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://urbangrounds.com/2013/10/jack-harry-smith/

 

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