A hearing is set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to discuss the fate of Marcus Druery, the convicted murderer set to die August 1.
Attorneys for the Bryan man are asking for a competency hearing and for a withdrawal of the execution date. They argue the 32-year-old has schizophrenia and is not aware of the punishment that awaits him or why he is being punished.
According to the U.S. Supreme Court, you must be competent about the crime and the punishment to be executed.
Druery was convicted of the Halloween 2002 murder of Skyyler Browne on Druery's family property. Druery took the student there, shot him, took what he had on him (including money and marijuana) and burned the body. Browne's remains weren't discovered for two weeks.
A Brazos County killer has not been executed since Ynobe Matthews in January 2004.
- STORY: Execution on the Line as Bryan Murderer's Case Goes Before Court - July 23, 2012
- STORY: Bryan Killer's Execution Could Change Due to Competency Issues - July 15, 2012
- LIST: Local Murderers on Death Row
- LIST: Local Murderers Executed
- COURT FILING: From Druery's Attorneys From July 11
- COURT FILING: From Druery's Attorneys From July 23