Criminal court lifts reprieve on San Antonio hit man's execution

No word on Rolando Ruiz's new execution date


SAN ANTONIO – The state’s highest criminal court lifted a reprieve Tuesday that kept a convicted San Antonio hit man from being executed in August.

The court said Rolando Ruiz’s appeal wasn’t legally proper, so they dismissed it. The 44-year-old won the postponement five days before he was set to die for being the triggerman in a murder-for-hire plot that left Teresa Rodriguez dead in 1992.

There is no word on Ruiz’s new execution date.