Texas Inmate Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Block Execution

**Update: Texas Inmate Facing Execution Wins Reprieve

Attorneys for a man convicted of stabbing a Texas corrections officer to death over a disagreement about a peanut butter sandwich are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block his execution.

Robert Pruett, 35, is scheduled for lethal injection Tuesday evening in Huntsville for killing Daniel Nagle in 1999.

The 37-year-old officer was working at the McConnell Unit about 85 miles southeast of San Antonio where Pruett was serving a 99-year sentence for his role in a Houston-area killing.

Evidence at Pruett's trial showed he was upset Nagle had written a disciplinary report after the prisoner tried to take a peanut butter sandwich into a recreation yard in violation of rules.

Pruett's lawyers insist he's innocent and that another inmate or corrupt prison guards were responsible for Nagle's death.

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