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Ecuadoran man on Texas death row loses Supreme Court appeal

Ecuadoran on Texas death row for killing estranged wife, her daughter loses at Supreme Court

Ecuadoran man on Texas death row loses Supreme Court appeal

HOUSTON (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a man convicted and sent to Texas death row for the fatal shootings five years ago of his estranged wife and her 15-year-old daughter.

The high court made no comment Tuesday rejecting the appeal from 44-year-old Jaime Piero Cole, who's identified in prison records as a native of Ecuador. Justices rejected Cole's automatic appeal following his conviction and death sentence. A similar appeal was turned down last year by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Cole was condemned in 2011 for the slayings of 31-year-old Melissa Cole and her daughter Alecia Castillo. Both were shot repeatedly at their Houston apartment. Cole drove off with the couple's 2-year-old son and was arrested about 50 miles away in Wharton.


Updated : 2021-09-26 14:38 GMT+08:00