Texas inmate set to die after appeals rejected
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Condemned prisoner Yokamon Hearn is headed to the Texas death chamber after having his appeals rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The 33-year-old Hearn will be the first inmate in the nation's busiest death penalty state executed by injection with a single lethal dose of the sedative pentobarbital.
The justices refused Hearn's appeals about 3 1/2 hours before he was scheduled for execution Wednesday evening for the 1998 murder of Frank Meziere. The stockbroker was carjacked at a Dallas car wash, then shot.
Texas prison officials last week announced they were modifying the three-drug procedure used since 1982. More
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