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Prison Guard's Convicted Killer Wins Second Stay by Madeline Conway Aug. 11, 2016 A Texas Court of Criminal Appeals judge has again stopped the scheduled execution of Robert Lynn Pruett, convicted in the 1999 stabbing death of a state correctional officer. Pruett’s scheduled execution in 2015 was also halted at the last minute so that DNA testing could be conducted on tape covering the handle of a knife used in the murder.

 

Judge Lawrence Meyers, a member of the appeals court, granted his request for another stay on Thursday, ruling that Pruett’s execution should be halted “pending further order of this Court.

 

Pruett had been scheduled for execution on Aug. 23.

 

According to court documents, Pruett fatally stabbed state Department of Criminal Justice correctional officer Daniel Nagle. Pruett was convicted of capital murder in 2002, but insists he was framed for the murder. A criminal appeals court judge granted Pruett’s request for additional DNA testing just hours before the scheduled execution last year. Scissors-32x32.pnghttps://www.texastribune.org/2016/08/11/death-row-inmate-issued-another-stay-after-dna-tes/

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