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Texas inmate set for execution for $8 robbery, slaying


  HOUSTON (AP) -- No late appeals have been filed on behalf of a Texas inmate who says he shouldn't die for fatally shooting a Mexican man who was robbed of $8.

   Juan Martin Garcia's execution is scheduled for Tuesday. He was convicted of capital murder for the September 1998 killing and robbery of Hugo Solano in Houston.

   The U.S. Supreme Court refused to review Garcia's case in March. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles refused a clemency request from Garcia last week.

   His lethal injection would be the 11th this year in Texas, which carries out capital punishment more than any other state. Three more executions are scheduled in upcoming weeks.

   Evidence at trial and a companion's testimony identified Garcia as the ringleader of four men involved in the killing and robbery.

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