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Texas court delays 3rd execution in midst of virus outbreak

2 months 1 day 15 hours ago Wednesday, April 01 2020 Apr 1, 2020 April 01, 2020 10:25 AM April 01, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

HOUSTON (AP) - A third scheduled execution of a Texas death row inmate has been delayed following the spread of the coronavirus in the state. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday ordered a 60-day delay of Fabian Hernandez’s scheduled April 23 execution. Unlike the two executions that were delayed last month because of COVID-19, Texas’ highest criminal court did not give a reason for this stay. The order follows Hernandez’s attorney requesting a delay because of the “current health crisis.” Hernandez was condemned for fatally shooting his estranged wife and one of her friends in November 2006 in El Paso.

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