Convicted killer in $7 holdup set to die Wednesday

Convicted killer in $7 holdup set to die Wednesday

POSTED: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:11am

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:13am

Spent 23 years on death row

The Associated Press is reporting; convicted killer Gayland Bradford is headed to the Texas death chamber for the robbery-slaying of a Dallas grocery store security guard almost 23 years ago.

The 42-year-old Bradford already was on parole for a robbery conviction when he was arrested for gunning down 29-year-old Brian Williams in December 1988.

The U.S. Supreme Court last week refused to look at an appeal the justices rejected earlier this year and Bradford's lawyer says all appeals now have been exhausted.

The slaying and $7 robbery - on Williams' second day on the job was recorded on a security camera and attorneys said the tape was key to Bradford's conviction and death sentence.

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