Death Row Killer's Appeal Rejected
A Fort Worth killer will stay on death row because the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals upheld his conviction. He was convicted in the murder of a Putt-Putt center manager in Hurst four years ago. Paul Storey had worked at the miniature golf course and was familiar with the layout, including the security system. Prosecutors said the manager was killed because he could have identified Storey. Storey’s lawyers appealed, raising 16 issues they contend should lead to a new trial, including jury selection and the judge’s admission of evidence including Storey’s disclosure that he had destroyed some of the surveillance videotapes. The appeals court has rejected every one of their arguments.