HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — For the third time in two months, the execution of a death row inmate in Texas has been delayed.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered a 60-day delay of Fabian Hernandez’s scheduled April 23 execution.READ MORE: 'My Nerves Are Still Rattled': Passenger Aboard Amtrak Train Talks Crash
Unlike the two executions that were ordered delayed in March because of COVID-19, Texas’ highest criminal court did not give a specific reason for Hernandez’s stay.READ MORE: Man, Pregnant Woman & Baby Killed In Crash Along Highway 360; Police Investigating
However, the appeals court’s order follows a request by Hernandez’s attorney to delay his execution because of the “current health crisis and the enormous resources needed to address that emergency.”
Hernandez, 44, was condemned for fatally shooting his estranged wife, Renee Urbina Hernandez and one of her friends, Arturo Fonseca, in 2006 in El Paso.MORE NEWS: Flash Flooding: Second Body Recovered After Vehicle Swept From Texas Bridge
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