Lima Trial, 02/24/64: Inside the Harris County Courthouse for the second trial of Carolyn Lima. Lima's attorney, Clyde Woody, sits to the right of her. Lima was convicted in 1961 for the fatal shooting of Houston realtor Fred Tones and sentenced to execution. Lima's boyfriend, Leslie Elaine Perez (a transgender woman then known as Leslie Douglas Ashley) was also convicted and sentenced to death. Lima would have been the first woman legally executed in Texas in nearly 100 years. Federal Circuit Judge John R. Brown issued stays of execution for Lima and Perez on March 29, four hours before they were scheduled to die. In 1963, the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the prosecution had suppressed evidence favorable to Lima and Perez, and ordered new trials for both. Lima's second trial took place from February 17 to 28, 1964.