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Texas Death Row Inmate Danny Thomas

Mug Shot
On July 18, 1981, Danny Thomas and accomplice Zendol Peels stopped to help Sylvia Hamson, 19, whose car had stopped. After repairing the car both men followed her home. Once inside her house, Peels reportedly struck Hamson in the head with a pistol belonging to Thomas.

Assuming she was dead, they placed her in the car and drove around Houston for three hours discussing what to do with the body.

Hamson regained consciousness and managed to bite Thomas. Peels began hitting her in the head with a knife and ultimately shot her once in the head. Both men tied bricks to her body and dumped her in a river.

Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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