Jamaal Howard was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for a robbery murder. According to court documents Jamaal Howard would murder a woman during the course of a armed robbery. Jamaal Howard would shoot and kill the store clerk before stealing $114 from the cash register.
Jamaal Howard 2021 Information
|Date of Birth||02/08/1980|
|Age (when Received)||21|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||11|
|Date of Offense||05/12/2000|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||20|
|Height (in Feet and Inches)||5′ 9″|
|Weight (in Pounds)||142|
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The appellant stole a gun from his grandfather the night before the murder and hid it. Despite his family’s efforts to persuade him to turn over the gun, the appellant refused. The following morning, the appellant retrieved the gun and walked several blocks from his house to the Chevron store. After peering in the windows, he entered the store, went into the secured office area where the victim was sitting, cocked the gun, and shot the victim in the chest. The appellant stole $114.00 from the cash register and reached over the dying victim to steal a carton of cigarettes before leaving. The offense was recorded on videotape. The appellant denied committing the offense until he was told it was videotaped. He told the officer who took his statement that he was not sorry for committing the offense.
At the punishment stage of trial, the State presented evidence that the appellant demonstrated a disregard for authority and school rules despite the continued efforts of his mother and educators. During one incident, the appellant punched a pregnant teacher in the chest with his fist when she asked him to return to his seat. When the appellant was assigned to an alternative school, he refused to comply with its rules and standards, and he was defiant and disruptive. The State also presented evidence of the appellant’s possession of controlled substances, his fighting with police officers and resisting arrest, his committing of several burglaries as a juvenile, and his fighting with other inmates. Dr. Edward Gripon testified for the State that the appellant was not suffering from schizophrenia, but rather was suffering from antisocial personality disorder.