On September 10th Charles Dean Hood will die by lethal injection — or not. He’s already received five stays of execution, which is not unusual for death row. What is unusual is why: there are credible allegations that the judge who presided over Hood’s trial was, during the trial, having an affair with the prosecutor who handled the case against Hood. For the latest developments we spoke with Michael Hall, Senior Editor of Texas Monthly. He’s been corresponding with Hood since 2002. Michael Hall, Senior Editor, Texas Monthly, has been corresponding with death row inmate Charles Dean Hood. Hood is sentenced to die by lethal injection on Wednesday, September 10th. He has already had 5 stays of execution.