AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A new judge has been assigned to death row inmate Rodney Reed’s case a week after Texas’ highest criminal court canceled his execution scheduled earlier this month.

The Austin American-Statesmen reported that Judge Olen Underwood removed visiting Judge Doug Shaver on Thursday. Underwood assigned retired Judge J.D. Langley to replace Shaver, who is to retire.

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Reed’s attorneys argued Shaver — who asked to have his name removed from the list of judges who receive assignments — did not have authority over the case.

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The replacement comes one week after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blocked Reed’s Nov. 20 execution. He was to be executed for the 1996 killing of 19-year-old Stacy Stites near Bastrop, about 30 miles southeast of Austin.

New evidence prompted legislators and others to mount a social media push to stop Reed’s execution.

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