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Execution Date Withdrawn for Bobby Hines

The State of Texas will not execute Bobby Hines on June 6 as originally scheduled.  According to the Associated Press, “Dallas County prosecutors asked a judge to withdraw the June 6 execution date for 39-year-old Bobby Lee Hines because results of additional DNA testing in his case won’t be available by then. District Court Judge Don Adams in Dallas approved the request Friday.”

Read the full article in the Houston Chronicle.

The State of Texas has carried out five executions to date in 2012.  Yokamon Hearn is scheduled to be executed on July 18.