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Crime Execution Delayed Again For Texas 7 Death Row Inmate Patrick Murphy

21:50  07 november  2019
21:50  07 november  2019 Source:   dfw.cbslocal.com

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Murphy was part of a group of prison escapees known as the Texas 7 that killed officer Aubrey Hawkins during a crime spree on Christmas Eve. Patrick Murphy (Credit: CBS 11 News). Back in March, he was given his first stay after he was not allowed to have a chaplain in the death chamber with him as he was receiving his lethal injection. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh said inmates who want a religious adviser can have one in the viewing room and not in the execution room.

Patrick Murphy was one of the escaped convicts sentenced to death for the murder of Irving police officer Aubrey Hawkins during a robbery. The high court stopped his execution because Texas officials wouldn’t let a Buddhist chaplain into the death chamber with him. Four others have already been executed , one killed himself when police caught up to them in Colorado, and one other remains on death row with Murphy . About a month before the scheduled execution date, Murphy 's lawyers requested that TDCJ allow his Buddhist spiritual adviser into the execution chamber with him, but

(CBSDFW.COM) – Just days before he was set to die for murdering an Irving police officer in 2000, death row inmate Patrick Murphy will have his execution delayed for the second time this year.

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Murphy was part of a group of prison escapees known as the Texas 7 that killed officer Aubrey Hawkins during a crime spree on Christmas Eve.

Murphy was granted the stay of execution Thursday after the state refused to allow him to have a Buddhist chaplain hours before he was scheduled to be put to death on Nov. 13.

Back in March, he was given his first stay after he was not allowed to have a chaplain in the death chamber with him as he was receiving his lethal injection. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh said inmates who want a religious adviser can have one in the viewing room and not in the execution room.

Days later, the state banned clergy from being present in the death chamber.

Murphy talked to CBS 11 in March and claimed his life should be spared because he said he was on the other side of a sporting goods store where Hawkins was gunned down. He said he was in a getaway car.

“I’m not challenging the guilt of the crime,” he said.

A new date for Murphy’s execution has not yet been set.

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