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.READ MORE: Amazon Driver Shot After Witnessing Road Rage Incident, Fort Worth Police Say
Williams was set to die June 21 for the fatal beating and stabbing of Cecilia Schneider at her Tyler home in 2005.READ MORE: Tarrant County Public Health Offering Free COVID-19 Testing
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.MORE NEWS: 2 Prisoners Back In Custody After Escaping Van Transporting Them To Dallas County Jail
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