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Execution stopped for Dexter Johnson, sentenced to death after Harris County rape and murder

Johnson was convicted in the 2007 murders of Maria Aparece and Huy Ngo in Harris County, a crime he committed at 18. He was set for execution Thursday before a court ruled that his new lawyer should have more time to look into federal appellate issues.

Dexter Darnell Johnson.

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