HUNTSVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The state’s top criminal appeals court has blocked the execution of an East Texas man set for later this month for the slaying of a 93-year-old woman during a robbery at her home.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Tuesday sent the case of 34-year-old Clifton Williams back to his Smith County trial court to review whether Williams is intellectually disabled and ineligible for execution.

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Clifton Williams

Williams was set to die June 21 for the fatal beating and stabbing of Cecilia Schneider at her Tyler home in 2005.

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Evidence showed Williams entered through a back door, attacked Schneider and then set her body and bed on fire. He fled with her car and purse containing $40.

Williams was within hours of execution back in 2015 when the same court stopped it from happening.

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