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Inmate Set to Die This Week Loses Appeal

Donnie Lee Roberts to die Wednesday in Huntsville



    Inmate Set to Die This Week Loses Appeal
    Execution gurney in death chamber at Huntsville, Texas.

    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review the case of a Louisiana parole violator set to die this week in Texas for the slaying of an East Texas woman at her home nine years ago.

    Forty-one-year-old Donnie Lee Roberts is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville. He was living with 44-year-old Vicki Bowen at her home on Lake Livingston in 2003 when she was found shot twice in the head. A television and a truck were taken and Roberts had the truck when he was arrested.

    He confessed to authorities to her killing and also to a slaying in Louisiana 12 years earlier.

    The high court gave no explanation for its ruling Monday and merely listed Roberts' case with dozens of others in its regular weekly orders.