Supreme Court declines to block first US execution of 2017

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Supreme Court declined to block the lethal injection of a Texas inmate convicted of killing two men over a drug deal, allowing the first execution of the year in the United States to proceed later on Wednesday unless there is a last-minute appeal.

Wilkins explained to jurors at his capital murder trial in 2008 how and why he killed his friends in Fort Worth three years earlier, saying he didn't care if they sentenced him to death.

In his unsuccessful appeal to the high court, Wilkins' attorneys...
6 Published By - National News - 2017.01.11. 22:19
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