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.READ MORE: Homeland Security Chief At Texas-Mexico Border As Thousands Of Migrants Crowd In Makeshift Camp
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.READ MORE: 1 Texas Police Officer Dead, Another Hospitalized After Being Shot While Executing Narcotics Arrest Warrant
Trevino’s attorneys had argued that the pandemic has created “insurmountable obstacles” to providing adequate legal representation.Governor Greg Abbott Requests Federal Emergency Declaration For Texas In Response To Border Crisis
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