George Curry Texas Death Row

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George Curry was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for a robbery murder. According to court documents George Curry would attempt to rob a Popeye’s Restaurant and in the process shoot and kill the manager Edward Virappen. George Curry would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death

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George Curry 2021 Information

NameCurry, George Thomas
TDCJ Number999588
Date of Birth11/18/1966
Date Received03/03/2014
Age (when Received)47
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)12
Date of Offense05/01/2009
 Age (at the time of Offense)42
 Hair ColorBlack
 Height (in Feet and Inches)6′ 3″
 Weight (in Pounds)240
 Eye ColorBrown
 Native CountyQueens, Jamaica
 Native StateNew York

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The jury’s decision to put George Curry, Jr. to death came late Thursday evening.

“He killed my son. He took my son. He doesn’t deserve to be here,” mother Barbara Virappen said.

Curry was convicted last week of killing 19-year-old Edward Virappen during a robbery at a Popeye’s Chicken on FM 529 in May 2009. Authorities say Curry walked into the restaurant and ordered two employees in a cooler in the back. And even though Virappen followed his instructions, Curry still shot and killed him.

A Crime Stoppers tip led to Curry’s arrest about two months later. Eyewitnesses then identified Curry from a photo lineup, and he was arrested at his home.

The courtroom was emotional as the sentence was revealed. Jurors could have sentenced Curry to life in prison without parole, but now he’s the first murder suspect to receive the death penalty since last summer.

Curry stared at the victim’s family members as they shared their victim impact statements, but he didn’t show much emotion.

Family members say a lot of support has helped get them through everything.

Curry, by the way, is a former Popeye’s employee, though it’s unclear whether he worked at the location he robbed that night.

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