Louisiana ex-con executed for 2003 Texas killing

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Convicted killer Donnie Lee Roberts has been executed for the 2003 slaying of his girlfriend at her East Texas home.

Roberts was given a lethal injection Wednesday for fatally shooting 44-year-old Vicki Bowen and taking items from her Lake Livingston home to sell or trade to support his drug habit.

Lake Livingston is about 75 miles northeast of Houston.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to review Roberts' case earlier this week. No additional appeals were filed to try to block his execution.

The 41-year-old Roberts became the 12th Texas inmate executed this year.


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