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The panel said it wanted more time to review the assertion by Long's attorneys that he is too intellectually impaired to be eligible for execution.
The native of Laos was convicted of the July 2006 murder of real estate agent Sarah Walker inside a model home in Mc Kinney, near Dallas.
His appeals attorneys argued that his legal representation at trial was inadequate.
In June 2017, Chanthakoumman received a stay of execution from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which sent his case back to the Collin County trial court to review the possible use of discredited forensic sciences at trial.
Sentenced to death for the 2004 robbery and slaying of a Fort Worth man in his home. Evidenced showed that the victim, a retired Bell Helicopter worker, kept cash in containers scattered around his home.