A Texas death row inmate facing execution in three weeks for the slaying of a Dallas woman at her apartment more than 20 years ago has lost an appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The justices, without comment, refused Monday to review the case of 39-year-old Bobby Lee Hines.
Hines is set for lethal injection June 6 for the 1991 murder of 26-year-old Michelle Wendy Haupt. She was found stabbed repeatedly with an ice pick and strangled.
Four packs of cigarettes, a bowl containing pennies and a gold charm were taken from the apartment.
Hines was 19 at the time of the slaying and was on probation for a burglary conviction. He was staying with the apartment complex maintenance man who lived next door to the victim and had access to all the keys in the development.
The cigarettes and the bowl of pennies were found under the sofa where Hines slept. The gold charm was found in his pants pocket. Hines also had scratches on his face and neck from his struggle with Haupt.