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Death row inmates lose at Supreme Court
By Associated Press
Published: 12/01/2008

TEXAS - The U.S. Supreme Court refused appeals Monday from two Texas death row inmates, including a Mexican national convicted of gunning down three El Paso teenagers a dozen years ago. Ignacio Gomez had asked the court to review his capital murder conviction for the 1996 shooting deaths of 16-year-old twin brothers Michael and Matthew Meredith and 19-year-old Toby Hatheway Jr. The three were shot in an apparent retaliation for some broken windows at the home of Gomez's mother. Their bodies were buried in a shallow grave in the desert.

In a second case, Edward Lee Busby Jr. also was turned down by the high court, which refused to review his conviction for the 2004 suffocation of 77-year-old retired TCU professor Laura Lee Crane, who was abducted from a Fort Worth grocery store parking lot. Read more.

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