A Corpus Christi man on death row for fatally shooting a five-year old boy nearly 22 years ago is one step away from getting a solid execution date.

Larry Hatten, 38, testified Thursday in the 347th District Court about his own competency before Judge Missy Medary. He was brought back from death row to testify after he sent his attorney a letter saying he did not want anymore appeals.

Hatten was convicted of killing Isaac Jackson while the boy was in bed with his mother back in 1995. His mother was shot four times but survived.

On Thursday, Hatten told the judge that he just didn't want to waste anymore time.

Despite Thursday's testimony, the judge ruled that Hatten must undergo one more mental evaluation, which is set to take place Sunday evening. A decision on the execution date could come on Monday.