Stay of Execution Denied for Lubbock Killer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/17/06

Stay of Execution Denied for Lubbock Killer

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Texas Department of Criminal Justice

A Lubbock murderer is making every effort to avoid execution. Friday, a federal court denied a stay of execution for Robert Madrid Salazar. Friday's rejection comes one week after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied his appeal.

Salazar is claiming he is mentally retarded. Nine years ago, he beat his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter to death inside a central Lubbock home. Salazar's New Mexico attorney says they are filing another appeal in the U.S. Supreme Court.

His execution is set for Wednesday.

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