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Government Inmate to die next week for Fort Worth killings loses appeal

Inmate to die next week for Fort Worth killings loses appeal

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected an appeal from a 48-year-old man set for execution next week for the slayings of two men in Fort Worth more than 11 years ago.

Christopher Wilkins faces lethal injection Wednesday evening in what would be the nation’s first execution of 2017.

Wilkins contends his lawyer at his 2008 trial in Tarrant County was deficient. The appeals court says the appeal is improper and has dismissed it without ruling on its merits.

Wilkins has another appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Evidence showed Wilkins fled a Houston halfway house in October 2005, stole a truck and drove to Fort Worth. He was convicted of fatally shooting two men there for duping him into buying a phony rock of crack cocaine.


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