An East Texas man on death row for the slaying of his 2-year-old daughter 14 years ago has received an execution date.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark said Thursday 49-year-old Robert Roberson III is set for lethal injection June 21. He's one of at least nine convicted killers scheduled for execution in Texas through July.
Roberson was convicted of the death of his daughter, Nikki Curtis, at their Palestine home. He contended the child died of a fall from a bed. Physicians at a Palestine hospital said there was no way her extensive injuries could have been caused by a fall.
The U.S. Supreme Court has on its docket next month a request to review an appeal for him that's already rejected by lower federal courts.