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Texas may delay trial for alleged Walmart shooter if federal prosecutors want to seek death penalty

A state district judge in El Paso said Tuesday that he’ll wait to see what federal prosecutors decide in their case before moving ahead with a state trial for the man accused of killing 23 shoppers in 2019.

A group of people carry crosses bearing the names of the victims lost in the Walmart shooting during a memorial service on the third anniversary of the Walmart mass shooting that left 23 dead, at Ponder Park in El Paso on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022.
State District Judge Sam Medrano at a hearing in El Paso on Oct. 11, 2022 on the 2019 racist massacre at a local Walmart.

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