CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Supreme Court has denied a request from the state's lone death row inmate to review his case. The state Supreme Court on Monday ordered District Judge David B. Park of Casper to issue a new death warrant against inmate Dale Wayne Eaton.
The state Supreme Court already had upheld Eaton's death sentence for the rape and murder of 18-year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell, of Billings, Mont. The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review his case.
However, Eaton recently filed papers in federal court in Cheyenne asking a federal judge to appoint a lawyer to help him in a new round of federal appeals. Officials say the federal review will delay his possible execution.