Condemned Houston man loses Supreme Court appeal

June 14, 2010 12:52:02 PM PDT
A Houston man condemned for killing two Hurricane Katrina refugees during an apparent drug feud has lost an appeal of his conviction and death sentence before the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court Monday refused to review the case of 30-year-old Antonio Lee Williams.

Williams already was a three-times-convicted drug dealer when he was arrested for the August 2006 shooting deaths of 18-year-old Vincent Williams and 22-year-old Yolanda Styles. The cousins -- both Katrina evacuees -- had settled in Dallas and were in Houston visiting Styles' mother when they were fatally shot at an apartment complex where many displaced Louisiana residents moved.

Evidence showed Williams was linked to at least three other slayings around the same time. Two of those victims also were Katrina refugees.

Williams doesn't have an execution date.


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