(KTEN) — Convicted Sherman killer Andre Thomas has received another reprieve from the Texas death chamber.

The 15th Judicial District Court on Tuesday withdrew Thomas' April 5 scheduled execution date.

The court said the decision gives Thomas' legal team time to prove that their client is incompetent to stand trial.

"Mr. Thomas is one of the most mentally ill prisoners in Texas history, having gouged out both of his eyes and eaten one of them. He has endured a profound and lifelong mental illness that fundamentally distorts his perception of reality and causes incessant auditory and visual hallucinations," said the inmate's attorney, Maurie Levin, in a written statement. "We are confident that when we present the evidence of Mr. Thomas’s incompetence, the court will agree that executing him would violate the Constitution."

Thomas was convicted in the 2004 stabbing deaths of his estranged wife, the couple's four-year-old son and her one-year-old daughter.