The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied a state motion requesting a rehearing for a death row inmate.
Albert Love Jr. was found guilty of capital murder in the Spring Street shooting deaths of Tyus Sneed and Keenan Hubert. The men were killed while in a parked car at the Lakewood Villas Apartments.
His conviction was overturned in Dec. 2016. The court ruled that Love should get a new trial because of text messages used in his trial to incriminate him were not requested through a probable cause warrant.
The McLennan County District Attorney's Office released in a statement:
Our intention is to re-try Mr. Love and hold him accountable for his part in this senseless act of violence. However, the final decision will be made after discussions with the victim's families and careful review of how this ruling affects the evidence to be introduced at trial.
-District Attorney Abel Reyna
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