A Texas man convicted of strangling and repeatedly stabbing a suburban Dallas woman at her apartment 21 years ago is headed for execution.
Forty-year-old Bobby Lee Hines was set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville for the slaying of Michelle Wendy Haupt.
Hines' appeals appeared to be exhausted with no last-day challenges in the courts.
He was on probation for burglary when he was arrested the day Haupt's body was found on the floor of her apartment in Carrollton, just north of Dallas. Her blood was on his clothing, and he was found with several items from her place. Among them was a distinctive gold charm she wore.
Hines' execution was set for earlier this year but was stopped for new DNA tests. Those tests reconfirmed him as her killer.