(KYTX) - The Supreme Court refused today to weigh in on Rickey Lynn Lewis' case. The 50- year old death row inmate is set to die on April 9th.
Lewis was convicted of the 1990 shooting death of George Ray Newman during a burglary at a Garden Valley home. The woman was also sexually assaulted and tied up. Lewis was later caught with items from the home.
Lewis has been on death row for nearly 2 decades.
Lewis' attorney has claimed Lewis is mentally retarded and not eligible for execution.