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Coronavirus In Texas: 5th Texas Execution Delayed In Midst Of Outbreak

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.

Carlos Trevino
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.

Trevino's attorneys had argued that the pandemic has created "insurmountable obstacles" to providing adequate legal representation.

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