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
James Calvert 2021 Information
|Date of Birth||12/03/1970|
|Age (when Received)||44|
|Education Level (Highest Grade Completed)||12th Grade|
|Date of Offense||10/31/2012|
|Age (at the time of Offense)||41|
|Height (in Feet and Inches)||5′ 9″|
|Weight (in Pounds)||185 lbs.|
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.