William Alfred Murray

 

 

Age: 39

 

Summary: Texas man who was sentenced to die for the 1998 rape and strangling death of 93-year-old Rena Ratcliff during a burlgary at her home in Kaufman County, Texas (he got away with only $10 in change from a jar and a knife he later traded for drugs), who had been previously sentenced to 10 years in prison for committing at least dozens of burglaries but was released on probation just three months before the Ratcliff slaying.

 

 

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

 

Born: February 13, 1969

 

Died: September 17, 2008

 

Location: Huntsville, Texas