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An inmate facing execution on Wednesday in the Texas death chamber for the slaying of his family and received a delay due to the corona virus outbreak.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday stayed for John William, His design for a 60-day “in the light of the current health crisis, and the enormous resources that are required to perform.”
Hummel, 44, died in a row for the fatal stabbing of his pregnant wife, Joy Hummel, 45, and the fatal bludgeoning of his father-in-law, Clyde Walden, 57 years old, with a baseball bat in 2009.
The evidence showed he also used the bat to beat to death his 5-year-old daughter, Jodi Hummel. However, he was convicted of capital murder in the death of his wife and father-in-law.
In this undated photo from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at John Hummel. The appearance of the new corona virus has been prompted to the top of the Texas court of appeals, to grant a 60-day version to stay up for His, and found guilty for the murder of his family, and he was to be put to death on Wednesday, July 18, 2020, in the Texas death chamber. Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
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Prosecutors said he killed his family so he could have sex with a woman he met in a grocery store.
Hummel’s lawyer, Michael Mowla, the argument is that it is of His death on Wednesday, it “can help with the distribution of the COVID-19.”
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A number of people to take part in, or witnessed, in the death chamber at the prison in Huntsville, including correctional officers, lawyers, doctors, and family members or friends of the inmate and of the victim.
“The gathering of all these people in one place gives you a high level of risk of transmission of the COVID-19/corona virus and if a person has been infected,” Mowla, wrote in a petition to the court of appeal last week.
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Mowla, refused to comment on the following Monday, after the court of appeal has been issued for the implementation of the stay.
The Associated Press contibuted to this report.