HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from an East Texas man on death row for killing two men days apart during a crime trek across the state more than 14 years ago.READ MORE: Police: Motorist Claims Sneeze Led To Critical Auto-Pedestrian Crash
The high court made no comment Monday in its decision on the appeal from 32-year-old Clinton Lee Young.
The ruling upholds a federal appeals court’s rejection last summer of arguments that Young had deficient legal help at his 2002 trial in Midland and that prosecutors improperly withheld evidence.READ MORE: Keri Hilson Says 'Hip Hop Family Christmas' Is All About 'Honoring Your Family, Not Living For The World'
Young, from Ore City in Upshur County, was convicted and condemned for the November 2001 fatal shootings of Doyle Douglas in Longview and then Samuel Petrey a day or two later in a Midland oilfield after carjacking him in Eastland, about 53 miles east of Abilene.Discover DFW: Families Can Help 'Save Christmas' This Holiday Season
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