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Texas to execute man convicted of killing elderly woman during robbery

Texas Department of Corrections/via REUTERS

A Texas man who was convicted of stabbing to death an elderly mobile-home park owner during a robbery with two accomplices two decades ago is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Tuesday.

Ruben Gutierrez is set to die at 6 p.m. (2300 GMT) at the state’s death chamber in Huntsville for the 1998 murder of Escolastica Harrison, 85.

As of Tuesday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court was considering a request by lawyers for Gutierrez, who is Catholic, for it to stop the execution so justices could consider an appeal challenging the constitutionality of a Texas policy that bans chaplains and other religious advisers from the death chamber.

16 June 2020

News Source Reuters

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