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POSTED: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:15am

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 5:18pm

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.

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So far, this one is still on for execution. I'm also looking forward to seeing Elroy Chester from Beaumont and Kimberly McCarthy from Dallas executed. McCarthy has had multiple trials. Chester was trying the ole retarded defense and McCarthy was a complete crack addict. Both did multiple murders. I just wish Smith County had caught the other two guys with Rat Lewis that night. Maybe he will finally say who they were.

A person who will do that will do anything. I think the delay was caused by some question about his
intelligence level, as in it's very low. He must have cleared the bar for execution though. This blurb also omits the fact that he killed the man's dog.

22 years later he is executed, pathetic !

I know, right. Talk about delaying justice. It seems like everyone executed in the 2010s committed their offenses in the 1980s or 1990s.

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