SAN ANTONIO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A fifth scheduled execution of a Texas death row inmate has been delayed because of the coronavirus spread around the state.

Carlos Trevino’s execution, which had been set for June 3, was postponed to Sept. 30.

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Carlos Trevino (Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

The 45-year-old Trevino was condemned for the 1996 gang rape and fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl in San Antonio.

The execution date was changed on Thursday by state District Judge Jennifer Pena in San Antonio.

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Trevino’s attorneys had argued that the pandemic has created “insurmountable obstacles” to providing adequate legal representation.

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