By MICHAEL GRACZYK
HOUSTON (AP) — A British woman on death row in Texas has lost an appeal.
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which is the state's highest criminal
appeals court, ruled Wednesday that a lower court properly rejected
Linda Carty's appeal arguing that prosecutors had coerced witnesses and
improperly hidden information that could have affected her trial.
59-year-old native of St. Kitts and Nevis had lived in Houston for
about 20 years when she was convicted of capital murder in the May 2001
death of a 20-year-old neighbor, Joana Rodriguez.
Carty recruited three men to abduct Rodriguez and her newborn and hoped
to save her relationship with her common-law husband by passing off the
infant as her own.