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HUNTSVILLE, Texas  | San Antonio store owner’s killer set for execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas  | San Antonio store owner’s killer set for execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas  — A Texas death row inmate was set for execution Tuesday evening as lawyers argued in the courts that the state parole board improperly refused his clemency request because he’s black.

Christopher Young was condemned for fatally shooting a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery nearly 14 years ago. Young, 34, has never denied the slaying, which was recorded on a store surveillance camera, but insisted he was drunk and didn’t intend to kill 53-year-old Hasmukh “Hash” Patel after drinking nearly two dozen beers and then doing cocaine that Sunday morning in November 2004.

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