Texas inmate to die April 9 loses at Supreme Court

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Associated Press

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 7:32 AM

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review the case of a Texas death row inmate who's set to die next week for an East Texas slaying more than two decades ago.

The high court made no comment Monday in rejecting the case of 50-year-old Rickey Lynn Lewis.

The Tyler man was on parole for a third burglary conviction when he was arrested for breaking into a Tyler-area home in September 1990, fatally shooting the man who lived there and raping the shooting victim's wife. He also stole the woman's truck and killed her dog.

She managed to climb out a bathroom window after the attack and call police. Her testimony at his capital murder trial helped send Lewis to death row.

Lewis faces lethal injection April 9.

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