U.S. Supreme Court rejects petitions to stay execution of 'Texas 7' member: court documents




  • In US
  • 2018-12-05 00:12:01Z
  • By Reuters

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a series of petitions to stay the execution of a man who was convicted of killing a police officer on Christmas Eve of 2000 along six other inmates after they escaped prison, court documents showed.

Joseph Garcia, 47, a member of the "Texas 7," is scheduled to die by lethal injection in the state's death chamber in Huntsville at 6 p.m.



(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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