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SUPREME COURT JUSTICES REJECT ANDREWS’ APPEAL

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Utah death-row inmate William Andrews, condemned for the torture slayings of three people during a 1974 robbery of the Ogden Hi Fi Shop.

The justices rejected a challenge to Andrews' sentence, which his appeal contended was based in part on false information provided by a prosecution witness.Robert Wallace, a special prosecutor hired by the Utah attorney general's office, said he is pleased with the high court's decision but noted other Andrews' appeals remain to be settled.

A 160-day stay of execution, issued by a federal judge on Aug. 19, expires Jan. 26.

Robert Anderson, Andrews' Salt Lake attorney, said he is disappointed with the justices' decision but stressed the legal battle to save his client's life was not over.