A convicted hit man has been set for execution early next year for the 1992 slaying of a San Antonio woman.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says the prison agency has received Bexar County court documents setting 44-year-old Rolando Ruiz for lethal injection March 7.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals last month lifted a reprieve it gave Ruiz in August, five days before he was scheduled for execution.
Ruiz was condemned for collecting $2,000 to kill 29-year-old Theresa Rodriguez at her San Antonio home in a life insurance scheme involving her husband and a brother-in-law.
In 2007, Ruiz came within an hour of execution before a federal appeals court halted the punishment.
He's among nine Texas prisoners already with execution dates in 2017.