Since last year Texas death row inmate Larry Swearingen has been on a mission to get a second chance at life.
But it appears his number is now up after a ruling from the Court of Criminal Appeals.
Swearingen was attempting to get new DNA testing down on evidence in the case that lead to his murder conviction in the death of Melissa Trotter. That was back in 1998.
It was last year when Montgomery County criminal Judge Kelly Case ruled Swearingen’s defense team should be allowed to conduct additional DNA testing on evidence.
The Appellate court ruled against that decision setting the stage for another execution date for Swearingen.