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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Convicted killer Donnie Lee Roberts is headed to the Texas death chamber for fatally shooting his girlfriend nine years ago and stealing from her East Texas home to finance his drug habit.

The 41-year-old had dropped out of a Louisiana drug treatment program, violating his probation for a robbery conviction, when he was charged with killing 44-year-old Vicki Bowen. Authorities said she was shot for refusing Roberts’ demand for money.

He was arrested at a drug house in Livingston, about 75 miles northeast of Houston, when a truck he stole from Bowen’s home near Livingston was spotted there.

The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week refused to review Roberts’ case.

The lethal injection set for Wednesday evening in Huntsville would be the 12th this year in Texas.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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