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Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Revenge - Drugs
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: May 19, 1998
Date of birth: September 2, 1967
Victim profile: Christine Muse, 20
Method of murder: Drowning in the bathtub
Location: Smith County, Texas, USA
Status: Sentenced to death March 31, 2000

The United States District Court
For the Eastern District of Texas

memorandum opinion 2:03cv357
Name TDCJ Number Date of Birth
Clark, Troy 999351 09/02/1967
Date Received Age (when Received) Education Level
03/31/2000 32 6 years
Date of Offense Age (at the Offense) County
05/19/1998 30 Smith
Race Gender Hair Color
White Male Brown
Height Weight Eye Color
5 ft. 8 in. 159 Blue
Native County Native State Prior Occupation
Bexar County Texas Laborer

Prior Prison Record

TDCJ #454580, 6/24/87 from Harris County on a 2-year sentence for 1-count Possession of a Controlled Substance Cocaine, released 8/27/87 on Parole to Harris County; TDC #630186, 1/8/93 from Gregg County on an 18-year sentence for 2 counts Possession of a Controlled Substance, released on Parole 2/23/96 to Smith County.

Summary of incident

Convicted in the May 1, 1998 drowning death of a 20-year-old white female. Clark and a co-defendant took the victim to their residence, where they drowned her in the bathtub. They then took the victim to a remote area where they dumped the body. The victim was found 5 months later in a ditch by Tyler police.


Tory Gene Bush

Race and Gender of Victim

White female




My name is Troy Clark, I just turned 33 years old today, My first Birthday spent here on TEXAS DEATH ROW. I came to death row just 5 months ago on April I, 2000, and the Horror of being sent here is still shocking to me.


It only takes one person to say "He done it"
I am looking for people to share my experience with and to hopefully enjoy a long and lasting friendship. I am also looking for anyone that can possibly help me in finding help and support on my case and appeal process.


Since my court appointed Attorney was not qualified and ineffective, My innocence was not proven and I was found guilty of CAPITAL MURDER... By the testimony of a witness that actually committed the crime, confessed to it and made (five) different statements. The last statement I was brought into it and the witness took a 20 year deal for a lesser charge, And I was sentenced to Die.

OR, Now I'll tell you a little about myself... I am a white male, 519", 175 Lbs. with blue eyes, light brown hair I enjoy all types of music, I like drawing and doing art, reading, writing, playing chess, and FOOTBALL!

I would like to write and correspond with people that are not afraid to be themselves, that would like to write and receive letters. I am also interested in people who can help me show that I am innocent and help assist me anyway possible. I am new to all this, but I know if I don't have friends on the outside helping and caring about me, nothing will ever happen and I will die. I can't do anything from this prison cell, All I can do is what I am doing now...

Writing to you asking for your help and friendship, in the Battle that lies ahead of me... THE FIGHT FOR MY LIFE !

I look forward to hearing from you soon, and having a new Pen-Friend to write.


Polunsky Unit/999351
3872 F.M. 350 South
Livingston,TX. 77351


Troy J. Clark



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