BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A South Texas death row inmate's request to recuse the judge who presided over his second trial for the murder of three children has been denied.
The Brownsville Herald reports that Senior Judge J. Manuel Banales ruled Tuesday in Brownsville that there was no evidence supporting allegations that the judge in John Allen Rubio's second trial failed to rule on motions regarding funding his defense in a timely manner.
Rubio was convicted a second time in 2010 for beheading his common-law wife's three children.
Rubio was first convicted in 2003 and sentenced to death. The conviction was overturned in 2007 because statements from the children's mother, Angela Camacho, were wrongly allowed as evidence at trial. Camacho pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life for her role in the slayings.