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Nice afternoon with a couple of small showers as weak front moved back north as a warm front. Some fog again tonight but should be more low clouds as enough wind should keep the fog from being to widespread. An upper level disturbance will pass north of the area late tomorrow with T-storms in northeast Texas. Big question is will the ...
Houston policeman's killer set to die loses appeal
HOUSTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court has refused to stop the scheduled execution this week of a man convicted of killing a Houston police officer 14 years ago this week.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday rejected an appeal from 37-year-old Jeffrey Demond Williams.
Williams is set to die Wednesday evening in Huntsville for fatally shooting 39-year-old Troy Blando as the officer was trying to handcuff him the morning of May 19, 1999, in a Houston motel parking lot.
Williams was driving a stolen car and Blando was in plain clothes working an auto theft assignment. Blando managed to radio a description of his attacker and police arrested Williams a short time later.
Williams' lawyers still could appeal the 5th Circuit ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.