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Bill Douglas GATES





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Rape
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: December 13, 1999
Date of birth: September 7, 1949
Victim profile: 41 year old female
Method of murder: Strangulation
Location: Harris County, Texas, USA
Status: Sentenced to death on February 21, 2001
Name TDCJ Number Date of Birth
Gates, Bill Douglas 999376 09/07/1949
Date Received Age (when Received) Education Level
02/21/2001 51 11
Date of Offense Age (at the Offense) County
12/13/1999 50 Harris
Race Gender Hair Color
Black Male Gray
Height Weight Eye Color
5 ft 1 in 240 Brown
Native County Native State Prior Occupation
Riverside California welder, laborer
Prior Prison Record

Sentenced to life in California for second degree robbery and assault on a peace officer.  Sentenced life (to run concurrent) again for possession of a weapon by a prisoner.  Released on parole after serving approximately 6 years.

Summary of incident

On 12/12/1999 in Houston, Gates entered the residence of a 41 year old female. 

He sexually assaulted the victim and then strangled and smothered her to death.

Race and Gender of Victim
Unknown female


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