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Prisoner Claims Unlawful Imprisonment, Seeks to See Judge

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man set for execution is trying to see a judge.

Michael Dean Gonzales, also known as “Spider,” filed an application for Writ of Habeas Corpus last month.

That's when a prisoner asks to be brought before the court to determine if their imprisonment is lawful.

Gonzales stabbed his elderly neighbors to death back in 1994.

A judge set a date for his death but then ordered a stay of execution, which means it has been delayed.

Lawyers have asked for extra time to do more research and claim that Gonzales was not competent during his original trial.

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