2 Texas inmates set to die this month lose at Supreme Court

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused appeals from two convicted killers facing execution in Texas this month.

The high court, without comment, declined to review appeals from death row inmates Robert Pruett and Anthony Shore.

The 38-year-old Pruett is set to die Oct. 12 for the 1999 fatal stabbing of a corrections officer at a South Texas prison where he already was serving a 99-year sentence for his involvement in another slaying. The 55-year-old Shore is set for lethal injection Oct. 18 for the 1992 slaying of a 20-year-old woman in Houston. He has confessed to that killing and three others.

The justices Monday also refused three other condemned Texas inmates, including Kwame Rockwell, of Fort Worth; Jaime Cole, an Ecuadoran convicted in Houston; and Garcia White, also from Houston.