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02-07-2004, 06:14 PM
Feb. 6, 2004

Death row prisoner died of an aneurysm
McGee, 27, killed TSU official in 1997

Associated Press

LIVINGSTON -- A condemned Texas prison inmate whose body was found on the
floor of his death row cell died of natural causes, Texas prison officials
said Friday.

Calvin McGee, 27, of Houston, was convicted of fatally shooting a Texas
Southern University administrator during a carjacking in 1997.

McGee was found Sunday in his cell at the Polunsky Unit of the Texas
Department of Criminal Justice outside Livingston, about 75 miles
northeast of Houston.

Autopsy results Thursday attributed his death to an aneurysm, department
spokeswoman Michelle Lyons said.

"At no time did we suspect foul play," she said. "From the beginning, it
appeared to be death by natural causes. He was found lying on the floor.
There was nothing to indicate suicide or foul play."

McGee was convicted of capital murder for the death of Irma Thomas Malloy,
61, fatally shot the night of Oct. 1, 1997, as she was in the
drive-through lane of a fast-food restaurant.

Testimony at McGee's trial showed he was with several friends looking for
a car to steal when they approached Malloy's white Cadillac at a Kentucky
Fried Chicken restaurant not far from Texas Southern University, where
Malloy was dean of education.

She was ordered out of her car, then put her hands to her face and
screamed.

McGee told friends he shot her with a .38-caliber pistol he had stolen a
few hours earlier because she screamed.

McGee and two others were arrested a day after the shooting after one of
them called police and tried to pass himself off as a witness. The two
accomplices were convicted and sentenced to prison terms.

At his trial, defense attorneys argued McGee should be spared from a death
sentence because he was a product of his background, saying he was
physically, sexually and emotionally abused as a child, was slow mentally
and from a poor family.

Prosecutors referred to him as a "natural-born killer," a liar and
manipulator.

McGee's conviction was upheld in 2001 by the Texas Court of Criminal
Appeals. He hadn't been scheduled for execution.

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Source : Associated Press