CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A seventh Texas execution has been postponed after the death row inmate's attorneys raised concerns over the coronavirus spread around the state.
John Henry Ramirez had been set for execution Sept. 9 for the 2004 stabbing death of 45-year-old Corpus Christi convenience store worker Pablo Castro.
Authorities say Castro was stabbed during a robbery that netted the thief just $1.25.
But Ramirez attorney Seth Kretzer said state District Judge Bobby Galvan withdrew the death warrant in a Friday oral order and canceled the execution.
The next Texas execution is set for Sept. 30.