Second Execution in Two Days Set for Wednesday

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LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) - John Joe Amador is set for lethal injection today for the slaying of a San Antonio taxi driver during a robbery in 1994.

He's the second of three condemned Texas prisoners scheduled to die this week.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Monday rejected a petition from Amador's attorneys.

They argued his execution should be stopped because his trial lawyers failed to investigate his abusive childhood. They say jurors should have been told about that before they sentenced him to death.

Amador says he had no involvement with the San Antonio slaying. He was on parole for another murder at the time of the killing.

Tuesday night, DaRoyce Mosley became the state's 22nd prisoner executed this year when he received his punishment for the fatal shooting of a woman in Kilgore in 1994.

Condemned inmate Kenneth Foster is set to die Thursday for being the getaway driver when a San Antonio man was killed during an attempted robbery.