High Court Refused Appeals Of 2 On Death Row
HOUSTON (AP) — Two inmates on Texas death row for slayings in Fort Worth have lost appeals at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Justices without comment Monday refused to review appeals from 60-year-old Billy Jack Crutsinger and 46-year-old Christopher Wilkins.
Both argued they had deficient legal help at their trials in Tarrant County.
Crutsinger is awaiting execution for the fatal stabbings of 89-year-old Pearl Magouirk and her 71-year-old daughter Patricia Syren during a robbery 12 years ago at their Fort Worth home.
Wilkins was convicted of fatally shooting two men in Fort Worth for duping him into buying a phony rock of crack cocaine.
At the time of the 2005 slayings, Wilkins had escaped from a Houston halfway house and drove a stolen truck to Fort Worth.
Neither convict has an execution date yet.