Daryl Wheatfall was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for a double murder. According to court documents Daryl Wheatfall would murder the two victims following an argument over money. Daryl Wheatfall would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death. Daryl Wheatfall has maintained his innocence since being arrested and currently he is going through a resentencing hearing after his initial death sentence was vacated.
Daryl Wheatfall 2022 Information
SID Number: 03607770
TDCJ Number: 00999020
Name: WHEATFALL,DARYL KEITH
Maximum Sentence Date: DEATH ROW
Current Facility: COUNTY BENCH WARRANT
Projected Release Date: DEATH ROW
Parole Eligibility Date: DEATH ROW
Daryl Wheatfall More News
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has thrown out the death sentence of a Harris County man convicted of the slayings of a Houston couple more than two decades ago.
The state’s highest criminal court ruled Wednesday that jurors who sent Daryl Wheatfall to death row in 1992 had instructions during his trial’s punishment phase that have been found unconstitutional. His trial was held at a time when the Texas jury instructions covering mitigation issues in death penalty cases were evolving under U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
The appeals court has ordered his case be returned to the trial court for a new sentencing hearing.
The now 49-year-old Wheatfall was convicted of the December 1990 slayings of James Fitzgerald and his wife, L.B., in southeast Houston following an argument over $50.