Posted: Oct 12, 2012 5:02 PM
Updated: Oct 12, 2012 6:38 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - An appeal from Texas death row inmate John Henry Ramirez was turned down this week by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Ramirez was convicted of capital murder for the 2004 stabbing death murder of Times Market employee Pablo Castro.
In his appeal, attorneys argued he had ineffective trial counsel. They also claimed tight courtroom security, like leg shackles and an increased law enforcement presence, could have biased the jury.
Ramirez was arrested four years after he stabbed Castro to death in order to steal just over one dollar in cash.
An execution date has not been scheduled.
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