HOUSTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court has refused appeals from two men sent to Texas death row for Dallas-area slayings.
Thirty-year-old Kosoul Chanthakoummane was a North Carolina parolee when he was arrested for the July 2006 murder of 40-year-old real estate agent Sarah Walker. Walker was working as a new home sales agent for D. R. Horton in McKinney at the time of the murder. She was about to show a new home when Chanthakoummane walked in.
The woman’s body was later found by a house-hunting couple. Her nose and two teeth were broken and she’d been stabbed 33 times.
At the time of his arrest, Chanthakoummane faced a parole violation warrant out of North Carolina, where he was convicted of aggravated kidnapping and robbery. He’d been paroled to Dallas to live with family.
Thirty-one-year-old Yokamon Hearn was convicted of the March 1998 slaying of 23-year-old Plano stockbroker Frank Meziere. He was carjacked at gunpoint from a self-service car wash in Dallas, then found dead in a south Dallas neighborhood. He’d been shot 10 times in the head.
The high court, without comment, refused Monday to review their appeals. Neither man has an execution date.
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