West Texas Man on Death Row Files to Get Out of Death Penalty 12/29/12
CBS 7 News
December 29, 2012
Odessa - After spending nearly 20 years on death row and being sentenced to death in 1995 and 2009, Michael Dean "Spider" Gonzales is still pursuing to get out of the death penalty.
Gonzales' attorneys filed for a writ of habeas corpus and motion for stay of execution Thursday in federal court, according to the Odessa American.
His attorneys claim that Gonzales was not competent at the time of his trail and he may not be guilty of killing Mercedes and Manuel Aguirre due to mental instability.
Gonzales is accused of stabbing the couple to death in 1994.
If motion is not granted, he will be executed on March 21, 2013.