Judge Sets Execution Date For 'Texas 7' Inmate Patrick Murphy

L.P. Phillips
August 20, 2019 - 8:14 am
Patrick Murphy

Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP


DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A Dallas County judge has set the new execution date for 'Texas 7' inmate Patrick Murphy.

The judge set the new date for November 13th.

Murphy was minutes away from execution in March when the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted things because the Texas Department of Criminal Justice wouldn't allow a Buddhist chaplain in the execution chamber.

Jeremy Desel with TDCJ says they fixed the problem by banning all spiritual leaders from the execution chamber.

Murphy and Randy Halprin are the last of the seven gang members who broke out of a south Texas prison and killed Irving police officer Aubrey Hawkins in December 2000 at an Oshman's sporting goods store.