Odell Barnes, Jr.



Age: 31


Summary: Texas man with a long criminal record who was convicted of the brutal rape and murder of 44-year-old Helen Bass during an apparent robbery at her home in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1989 and whose case raised questions by human rights groups and anti-death penalty advocates about his murder conviction, leading to international media attention and diplomatic protests from the government of France during the later stages of his legal appeals.



Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection


Born: March 22, 1968


Died: March 1, 2000


Location: Huntsville, Texas