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Haynes, 33, was granted a stay of execution on Thursday, Oct. 18. 2012, for
killing an off-duty Houston police sergeant.
federal appeals court on Tuesday turned down a claim from a Harris County death
row inmate convicted of killing a Houston police officer.
Anthony Haynes was sentenced to die
after the 1998 slaying of off-duty Houston police Sgt. Kent Kincaid, who was
gunned down in front of his wife in a traffic incident prosecutors said was
part of a plan to rob motorists. Twenty years after the killing, Tuesday's
decision brings the Houston man one step closer to a possible death date.
am, of course, very disappointed in the split decision by the 5th Circuit
today," defense attorney A. Richard Ellis said.