Dallas Man Loses Death Penalty Appeal In Federal Court

NEW ORLEANS (AP/CBSDFW.COM) — A Dallas man condemned for a shooting spree that left five people dead during a robbery at a car wash has lost a federal court appeal.

Robert Wayne Harris was convicted of two of the five slayings at the Mi-T-Fine Car Wash in Irving in March 2000. Harris had been fired from his job at the complex a few days earlier for exposing himself to a female customer.

Attorneys for the 40-year-old Harris told the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans that he was mentally impaired, making him ineligible for execution under Supreme Court guidelines. The appeals court ruling, which was posted late Monday, says there’s no evidence to support his claim.

At the time of the murders, Harris had a prior prison record for burglary.

Harris does not yet have an execution date.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS Local. The Associated Press contributed to this report.  All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. Tiffany Jones says:

    Fascinating, I say off with his head already! Jsut be done with it.


  2. out of patience says:

    Showing his junk to customers and then shooting people when he obviously lost his job as a result of his own absurd actions… So sick of people like this. The sense of ENTITLEMENT that ‘hood’ wanna be’s have. Back in the day you were raised that if you work hard enough you can have a car like that someday, now people just wanna take it or get it with their settlement check from suing someone… Why have we fed this waste of skin for 12 more years? Put this rabid dog down already.

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