Supreme Court denies final appeal for man slated to die Thursday

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SULPHUR SPRINGS, Tex. (KXII) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to stop the scheduled execution of a condemned inmate from Sulphur Springs who insists he didn't fatally run over his girlfriend in a jealous rage more than 18 years ago.

The high court, without comment, rejected a petition from Daniel Acker's attorneys to stay his execution on Thursday.

Acker had argued he's innocent of capital murder because his girlfriend's fatal injuries were due to her decision to jump from his truck after he abducted her.

He is scheduled for execution Thursday for her killing.

He would be the second Texas inmate in two days to be executed.