Supreme Court denies execution halt for Texas inmate

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 12, 2015 2:01 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a motion to halt the execution of Texas death row inmate Daniel Lopez, a decision that came a few hours before he is set to be put to death.

Lopez, convicted of killing a police officer, had waived his rights to appeal his death sentence but lawyers filed the motion on his behalf. He is set to be executed at 6 p.m. local time at the state's death chamber in Huntsville.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Will Dunham)