HUNTSVILLE (March 27, 2014) Anthony Doyle, 29, who was convicted of using a baseball bat to bludgeon a deliverywoman to death in 2003, was executed Thursday evening in Huntsville.
Doyle was the fourth inmate executed this year in Texas.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to block the execution about two hours before Doyle was scheduled to die.
His attorney had requested a stay so he could seek a new punishment trial, arguing that evidence presented to the jury was faulty.
Doyle was convicted of killing Hyun Mi Cho, 37.
Prosecutors say he placed a phone order for doughnuts and breakfast tacos from his parents’ home in Rowlett and then demanded money when the victim arrived with the order.
When she said she didn’t have any, prosecutors say he killed her by striking her in the head with a baseball bat, put her body in a dumpster in an alley behind the home, and then fled in her car, taking her credit cards and cellphone.