Man convicted in 1998 murder of Brownsville woman files for new DNA testing
A Valley death row inmate has a new effort to prove his innocence in the 1998 murder of a Brownsville school teacher.
Attorneys for Ruben Gutierrez have filed a motion to have evidence tested for DNA.
Prosecutors say Gutierrez was trying to steal more than $600,000 the victim had hidden in her home.
Gutierrez has maintained his innocence. His execution remains scheduled for October 27, 2021.
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