Dallas Man Loses Death Row Appeal

Robert Wayne Harris was condemned for killing two people an an Irving car wash.

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012  |  Updated 1:39 PM CDT
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Dallas Man Loses Death Row Appeal

Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice

Robert Wayne Harris was condemned for killing two people during a shooting spree that left 5 dead.

A Dallas man condemned for a shooting spree that left five people dead during a robbery at a car wash has lost a federal court appeal.

Robert Wayne Harris was convicted of two of the five slayings at the Mi-T-Fine Car Wash in Irving in March 2000. Harris had been fired from his job at the car wash three days earlier for exposing himself to two  female customers.

Attorneys for the 40-year-old Harris told the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans that he was mentally impaired, making him ineligible for execution under Supreme Court guidelines. The appeals court ruling, which was posted late Monday, says there's no evidence to support his claim.

Harris does not yet have an execution date.

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