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HOUSTON — The scheduled execution next week of a homeless man convicted of taking part in the fatal stabbing of a sympathetic Dallas County woman was put off Friday until next month.
Gregory Wright, 42, faced lethal injection Tuesday for the 1997 fatal stabbing of Donna Duncan Vick at her home in DeSoto, about 15 miles south of Dallas.
The 52-year-old widow regularly ministered to the homeless and had given Wright food, shelter and money.
Wright's new date for punishment in Huntsville is Oct. 30, Dallas County assistant district attorney Mike Ware said Friday.
Bruce Anton, Wright's attorney, had sought the delay so additional DNA testing could be conducted on Wright's clothing, which prosecutors used at his trial to tie him to the woman's slaying.
A second man, John Wade Adams, also was tried for Vick's slaying and sent to death row. Wade, who was homeless and a friend of Wright's, does not have an execution date.