David Ray Harris

 

 

Age: 43

 

Summary: murderer whose story was featured in the 1988 documentary The Thin Blue Line, whose false testimony during the late 1970's put another man Randall Adams on Texas's death row for killing a police man (Adams was released from prison in 1989 after release of the documentary which argued Harris was the actual killer), who later was himself put on death row after being convicted of murdering 30-year-old Mark Mays in 1985.

 

 

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

 

Born: October 19, 1960

 

Died: June 30, 2004

 

Location: Huntsville, Texas