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Scheduled Execution Stopped in Texas

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Texas Appeals Court Stops Scheduled Execution

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stopped Wednesday's scheduled execution of a convicted killer whose attorneys questioned the fairness of his trial because of an alleged affair between the judge and prosecutor.
     Charles Dean Hood was convicted of killing a man and woman in the Dallas suburb of Plano in 1989.
     Attorneys interviewed retired Judge Verla Sue Holland on Tuesday, a day after former Collin County District Attorney Tom O'Connell underwent similar questioning under oath.