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Stay granted in Truvia case by Texas Supreme Court

Byron Truvia Byron Truvia
Attorney Jim Huggler Attorney Jim Huggler
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A victory for the defense, means more delays in the fatal John Tyler stabbing case. A hearing was scheduled, Thursday, to decide whether Bryon Truvia, 17, would be tried as an adult.

Thursday, the state supreme court ordered that hearing be postponed until further notice.

Truvia's attorney filed an emergency motion, earlier this week, asking the hearing be put on hold. Jim Huggler is asking the state's highest court to reverse an appeal's court decision, rejecting a second mental evaluation for his client.

"It's a serious case, and in any case, adult or juvenile, when a person is accused, they have due process rights," said Huggler. "If the state wants to get a conviction, the rules must be followed...that's why this fight is going the way it is."

The state is expected to respond to the motion by June 7th.


Read the Stay Order:
Stay order in Truvia case from Texas Supreme Court. Page 1
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