A Texas prisoner on death row has demanded that the execution be suspended so that he can donate his kidneys.
Lamilogon Zares, 39 will be lethal injected on July 13 after the murder of a Texas teenager in 2001.
His lawyer complained: Governor Greg Abbott delays executions by one month on Wednesday, so Gonzales can be seen as a living donor "to those in urgent need for a kidney transplant."
They also asked the Texas Board of Pardons for a six-month grace period in connection with the requested kidney donation.
Lawyers Thea Posel and Raoul Schonem said the University of Texas transplant team has admitted that Gonzales is a "good candidate" for donations because of his rare blood type.
"The only surgery left is virtually to remove Ramiro's kidneys. UTMB has confirmed that the procedure will be completed within a month," Posel and Schonemann wrote to Abbott. I wrote.
Also includes a letter from Cantor Michael Zuzuman, a Jewish priest who has come into contact with prisoners. Delays his execution. He truly believes that Ramiro wants to help correct his soul with God and goes to the grave. " Zuzuman wrote. The prior request from Gonzales was rejected earlier this year. A spokeswoman for the Criminal Justice Department did not explain the decision, but the murderer's lawyer was imminent in his execution.
Posel and Schonemann also sentenced him to death and asked the Parlor Commission to allow spiritual advisers to hold his hands and hearts during the execution. It was to move forward.
The federal trial on the latter request was set to begin on Tuesday.
Gonzales was 18 at the age of 18. Convicted of shooting and killing the old Bridget Townsend. Her body was not found for two years.
Prison records indicate that the prisoner is educated in grade 7.
The United Network for Organ Sharing, which has contracted with the Federal Government to operate a national transplant system, is from death sentence prisoners, including the possibility of morally endangering organs. He has expressed concern about organ donation.
With AP wire