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Killer in Amarillo Robbery to Die Thursday

LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) - Larry Donnell Davis doesn't deny that he was at an Amarillo home participating in a robbery and beating of the man who lived there.

But he insists he wasn't responsible for 26-year-old Michael Barrow's death. The killing 13 years ago left Davis scheduled for a trip tomorrow evening to the Texas death chamber in Huntsville.

The 40-year-old Davis says he was set up in an incident that happened four months after he was released from prison.

Pat Murphy is the assistant Potter County district attorney who prosecuted the case. He says Davis provided the weapons, showed the accomplices what to do and took an active role in the killing. He referred to him as the, quote, "coach-killer."

Davis would be the fourth Texas inmate executed this year and the second in as many weeks.

Executions were on hold in Texas and around the country for more than seven months. That was until April, when the US Supreme Court rejected an appeal from two Kentucky prisoners who argued lethal injection was unconstitutionally cruel.

Texas resumed carrying out executions last month. Davis is among at least 15 with death dates in the coming months, including six in August.

No late appeals were filed to try to stop the execution.

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