Stay of execution granted for Druery

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 4:09pm

BRAZOS COUNTY -- A Brazos County death row inmate scheduled to die on August 1st has been granted a stay of execution by the state's highest criminal court.

Last week a Brazos County judge denied a competency hearing for Marcus Druery.

His lawyers appealed the judge's decision and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that it needed to review a motion filed earlier this month on whether Druery was mentally competent.

To be put to death, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled you must be aware of why the execution is taking place for it to be legal.

Druery was found guilty for the 2002 Halloween robbery and shooting death of Skyyler Browne.


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