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US Supreme Court denies appeal of Oklahoma death row inmate


January 15, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the appeal of an Oklahoma death row inmate who was convicted of killing his common-law wife.

The Oklahoman first reported that the high court's ruling on Monday that denied without comment the appeal of Carlos Cuesta-Rodriguez, 64.

Cuesta-Rodriguez was convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting in 2003 of Olimpia Cardina Fisher at the south Oklahoma City home they shared.

A federal public defender representing Cuesta-Rodriguez did not immediately return a phone call for comment Tuesday.

Cuesta-Rodriguez had argued that O...

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