Man convicted in 1998 murder of Brownsville woman files for new DNA testing

1 year 2 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, July 08 2021 Jul 8, 2021 July 08, 2021 1:33 PM July 08, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV Staff

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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