TYLER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An East Texas man on death row for the murder of a 93-year-old woman during a robbery at her home has received an execution date.
State District Judge Christi Kennedy signed an order Monday setting 34-year-old Clifton Williams for lethal injection June 21 in Huntsville for the fatal beating and stabbing of Cecilia Schneider at her home in Tyler in July 2005.READ MORE: Denton High School Pep Rally Canceled Due To 'Unsubstantiated Threat' On Social Media
Evidence showed Williams entered through a back door, attacked Schneider and then set her body and bed on fire.
He took off with her car and her purse with $40 inside it. Authorities said he wanted money for drugs.READ MORE: Duncanville ISD Going Door-To-Door To Encourage High School Seniors Back To Class
Defense attorneys argued Williams was mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty.
Williams came within hours of execution in 2015 when the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halted his scheduled punishment.MORE NEWS: After Canceling In 2020, Addison Oktoberfest Is Back With Thousands Expected This Weekend
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