Supreme Court Rejects Death Penalty Appeal From Arlington, Texas Woman
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from an Arlington woman on Texas death row for the starvation of a 9-year-old boy a decade ago.
A Tarrant County jury in 2006 convicted Lisa Ann Coleman of capital murder and decided she should die for the death of Davontae Williams.
Her appeal to the high court was rejected by the justices Monday with no comment.
Coleman shared an apartment with the boy's mother, Marcella Williams. She took a plea deal to avoid the death penalty and is serving a life prison term. Evidence showed Coleman beat, bound, neglected and starved the boy, who weighed 35 pounds. An autopsy showed he had more than 250 scars.
Coleman does not yet have an execution date.
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