James Calvert Texas Death Row

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James Calvert was sentenced to death by the State of Texas for the murder of his estranged wife. According to court documents James Calvert would shoot and kill Jelena Sriraman before kidnapping his son and fleeing to Louisianna. James Calvert would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death

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James Calvert 2021 Information

NameCalvert, James
TDCJ Number999600
Date of Birth12/03/1970
Date Received10/16/15
Age (when Received)44
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)12th Grade
Date of Offense10/31/2012
 Age (at the time of Offense)41
 Hair ColorBrown
 Height (in Feet and Inches)5′ 9″
 Weight (in Pounds)185 lbs.
 Eye ColorBrown
 Native CountyAllen
 Native StateOhio

James Calvert More News

Jurors have reached a decision in the sentencing phase of the James Calvert Capital Murder trial.

Calvert has been sentenced to death for the for the 2012 shooting death of his ex-wife Jelena Sriraman.

Jurors took just over an hour of deliberations before reaching a decision.

Calvert is the seventh person from Smith County to be sentenced to death, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Calvert was found guilty last week by the Smith County Jury.


James Calvert Other News

The manhunt for a convicted sexual predator James Paul Calvert in Rusk County has brought up painful memories of another convicted felon in East Texas.

James Calvert is on the state’s death row after being convicted in the 2012 murder of his ex-wife.

On Halloween of that year, Calvert gunned down Jelena Sriraman outside her Tyler home before kidnapping their young son. He was eventually arrested in Louisiana.

Calvert’s 2015 trial is known as one of the strangest in the city’s history. Calvert represented himself throughout the entirety of his case. One of the more memorable notes about the trial was the high number of objections brought up by Calvert.

In addition, Calvert’s children were ordered to testify during the trial by the judge.

Calvert was convicted in October of that year and sentenced to death. He remains on death row at the TDJC Polunsky Unit.


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