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Supreme Court won't stop Tuesday execution

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By MICHAEL GRACZYK
Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to stop the scheduled execution of a Texas man convicted of fatally shooting a retired sheriff's deputy during the robbery of an amusement center more than a decade ago.

John Manuel Quintanilla is set for lethal injection Tuesday evening in Huntsville for gunning down 60-year-old Victor Billings at a game room in Victoria, about 125 miles southwest of Houston. The 2002 slaying came just a few months after Quintanilla had been released from prison after serving a sentence for several burglary convictions.

Lawyers for the 36-year-old Quintanilla then filed another identical appeal with a lower federal court, contending his confession was coerced by authorities and that the statement improperly was allowed into evidence at his trial in 2004.

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