(KCEN) -- Surviving for another day.
A Texas woman on death row was given a stay of execution just hours before she was scheduled to die.
Kimberly McCarthy would have been the first woman executed in the U.S. since 2010.
She is convicted of stabbing, beating and robbing a 71-year-old neighbor in 1997.
Her punishment is delayed until April 3 so lawyers can have more time to pursue an appeal, focused on whether her predominantly white jury was improperly selection on the basis of race.