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Texas Attorney General acknowledges receiving letter from District Attorney Yvonne Rosales

EL PASO, Texas -Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office says he has received a letter from El Paso District Attorney Yvonne Rosales asking for his help in prosecuting Patrick Crusius, the accused Walmart shooter.

The AG's office tells ABC-7 he is currently considering Rosales' request. Rosales reportedly sent that same letter to the U.S. Attorney General, Merrick Garland, and the Governor of Texas.

The State is looking to file more evidence in this case. It's a transcript of a discussion between Rosales' office and Crusius' defense attorney, who reportedly asked for the death penalty option to be removed.

The State is using this discussion to argue Judge Sam Medrano agreed to prevent the prosecution of this case. The State has motioned Judge Medrano to remove himself from the case.

There is a hearing on that motion scheduled for next Tuesday.

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