Rickey Lewis scheduled for execution Tuesday
POSTED: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:15am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 5:18pm
Texas (KETK) — Rickey Lewis, 50, is scheduled for execution at 6:00 pm on Tuesday.
In September of 1990, Lewis, then 28, killed George Newman, 45, in his Tyler home.
According to Department of Justice records, when Lewis entered Newman's house, Newman's fiance began screaming. When Newman reacted to his wife's screams, Lewis shot him.
Lewis then sexually assaulted Newman's fiance, Connie Hilton, and stole her vehicle.
She was able to escape out a bathroom window and went to a nearby store to call for help.
Lewis was 28 at the time of the crime.
Earlier in April, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review Lewis' case, and the execution will proceed as scheduled at the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, TX.