Female Death Row Inmate Loses Supreme Court Appeal

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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a condemned Texas woman set to die for the slaying of a three-month-old child she was baby-sitting.

The court rejected the appeal yesterday of 50-year-old Cathy Lynn Henderson, who faces execution April 18th for the 1994 beating death of Brandon Baugh.

The baby's body was found stuffed in a wine cooler carton and buried in a field in Bell County, about 50 miles north of Henderson's Austin-area home. The discovery came nearly three weeks after the child was first reported missing.

Henderson's attorneys had asked the justices to review her case.

They argued authorities improperly forced Henderson's lawyer to turn over a map the woman drew pointing to the area where the child was buried.

A Travis County jury convicted Henderson in 1995.

She would be the fourth woman executed in Texas since the state resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1982.