Huntsville, 03/27/63: A KHOU reporter covers the scheduled executions of Leslie Elaine Perez (a transgender woman known in court as Leslie Douglas Ashley) and Carolyn Lima. Jack Hurd, assistant director of the state prison system, also explains how stays of execution are obtained. Perez and Lima were convicted in 1961 for the fatal shooting of Houston realtor Fred Tones. Federal Circuit Judge John R. Brown granted the couple stays of execution less than four hours before they were scheduled to die. Both ultimately received new trials, after which Lima was sentenced to five years in prison and Perez was declared insane and sent to a state mental hospital in San Antonio. Perez escaped, spending six month on the run before being discovered working as a clown for a traveling carnival. She was tried again for Tones' murder and sentenced to 15 years, serving five.