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Travis Dwight GREEN





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Rape
Number of victims: 2
Date of murders: July 13, 1998 / September 2, 1999
Date of birth: November 1, 1968
Victims profile: Margaret McGinnis, 82 / A 19-year-old woman
Method of murder: Strangulation
Location: Harris County, Texas, USA
Status: Sentenced to death on January 4, 2001
Name TDCJ Number Date of Birth
Green, Travis Dwight 999373 11/01/1968
Date Received Age (when Received) Education Level
01/04/2001 32 10
Date of Offense Age (at the Offense) County
09/02/1999 30 Harris
Race Gender Hair Color
black male black
Height Weight Eye Color
6 ft 2 in 231 brown
Native County Native State Prior Occupation
Caddo Parish Louisiana laborer
Prior Prison Record

#517769 on a 5 year sentence from Harris County for 1 count each of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft by receiving. 

11/15/1989 released on parole to Harris County. 

3/17/1993 returned from parole as #636760 on a 7 year sentence from Harris County for 1 count of aggravated assault. 

5/7/1998 released on parole to Harris County. 

5/8/1999 discharged from parole.

Summary of incident

On 9/2/1999, Green entered the apartment of a 19 year old white female, raping and killing her. 

DNA evidence confirmed the identity of Green as the assailant.

Race and Gender of Victim
white female
DNA Evidence Links Suspect To 1988 Slaying

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

An inmate on death row was named as a suspect in a 20-year-old murder case, police told KPRC Local 2 Wednesday.

Houston police identified Travis D. Green, 38, as a suspect in the sexual assault and slaying of Margaret McGinnis, 82, in her home on the 1800 block of Crocker Street.

Green is currently an inmate at the Polunsky Unit of the Texas prison system.

McGinnis was found sexually assaulted and strangled on the floor of her bedroom on July 13, 1988, investigators said.

Police said the attacker came into the house through the bedroom window and barricaded the door from the inside.

A lack of witnesses or leads left the case unsolved.

In August 2006, the HPD Homicide Division's Cold Case Squad reopened the case and sent evidence from McGinnis' autopsy to a lab for analysis, investigators said.

Police said DNA evidence found during the autopsy matched that of Green.

Green is currently awaiting execution on death row for the 1999 sexual assault and murder of a 19-year-old woman.

Prosecutors said that due to his current sentence, no additional charges will be filed against Green at this time.



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