- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Donald Keith Newbury, a “Texas 7” member set for execution Wednesday, accumulated 55 major and minor cases since arriving on death row in 2002 for the slaying of a suburban Dallas police officer while a fugitive.

At the time of the gang’s December 2000 prison break, Newbury was serving 99 years for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon out of Travis County. He had earlier sentences for aggravated robbery convictions, was paroled in 1985 from a 10-year sentence and paroled in 1992 from a 15-year sentence.

His 39 major disciplinary cases while on death row include:

-Four for assaulting staff with a weapon causing non-serious injuries

-Nine for assaulting staff without a weapon causing non-serious injuries

-One for assaulting an offender with a weapon causing non-serious injuries

-Five for possession of a weapon

-One riot in which Newbury participated with other offenders

-Two for contraband

-Two for creating a disturbance

-14 for refusing or failing to obey orders

-One for refusing to comply with grooming standards

On four of the major cases, he was charged with more than one offense which included assaulting an officer with a weapon resulting in serious injury, refusing or failing to obey orders and destroying state property.

Newbury also had a major case with minor punishment for destroying state property.

His 15 minor disciplinary cases include:

-Four for creating a disturbance

-Six for refusing or failing to obey orders

-One for refusing to accept a housing assignment

-One for violating a written or posted prison rule

-One for trafficking and trading

-One case for using vulgar language

-One case for refusing to groom

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Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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