Supreme Court Rejects Lucero Case

Jimmy Lucero
Jimmy Lucero

The U.S. Supreme Court will not consider a new trial for an Amarillo man on death row.

An attorney representing, 47-year-old Jimmy Lucero says a new hearing is necessary because a jury foreman read bible scriptures to jurors during the punishment phase of the trial.

Jimmy Lucero was sentenced to death after being convicted in the shotgun slayings of three neighbors back in 2003.

The state of Texas argued that the bible passage read duplicated instructions of the trial court.