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Judge Postpones Execution Of Texas Woman

By: CICELY MITCHELL
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Kimberly McCarthy was set to die on Tuesday. 
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Kimberly McCarthy was set to die on Tuesday.
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) A judge has halted the execution of a woman who has been convicted of murdering her elderly neighbor.

The order came from state District Judge Larry Mitchell. The execution of 51-year-old Kimberly McCarthy has now been moved to April 3. If McCarthy’s Tuesday evening execution would have transpired, McCarthy would have been the first woman in the state of Texas to be executed in three years.

McCarthy’s legal team has made the argument that the jury that convicted and sentenced her to death was not fair and balanced in terms of race; McCarthy is black. The jury that convicted her was made up of 11 white people with one black juror.

She faced execution by lethal injection for the 1997 robbery, beating and stabbing of her 71-year-old neighbor who lived in Lancaster; Lancaster is a community which is located about 15 miles south of Dallas.

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