Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Of Texas Death Row Inmate

HOUSTON (April 1, 2013)--The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to review the case of Texas death row inmate Rickey Lynn Lewis, 50, who's scheduled to die next week for an East Texas slaying more than two decades ago.

Lewis, ,of Tyler, was on parole for a third burglary conviction when he was arrested for breaking into a Tyler-area home in September 1990, shooting the man who lived there to death and raping the shooting victim's wife.

He also stole the woman's truck and killed her dog.

She managed to climb out a bathroom window after the attack and call police.

Her testimony helped send Lewis to death row.

Lewis faces lethal injection April 9.