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Killer of 5 at Dallas-area car wash set to die

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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Robert Harris. Arrested and then fired for exposing himself to a customer at a Dallas-area car wash where he’d worked for 10 months, Harris borrowed a car and a gun from acquain

This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Robert Harris. Arrested and then fired for exposing himself to a customer at a Dallas-area car wash where he’d worked for 10 months, Harris borrowed a car and a gun from acquaintances and returned a week later where he shot and killed the manager of the Mi-T-Fine Car Wash in Irving, Texas, his assistant and a cashier 12 years ago. Harris is scheduled for execution Thursday.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Associated Press

HUNSTVILLE, Texas — An ex-con who confessed to killing five people at a suburban Dallas car wash a week after he was fired from his job there is looking to the U.S. Supreme Court to spare him from the Texas death chamber.

Forty-year-old Robert Wayne Harris is to die Thursday evening for two of the five slayings 12 years ago at the Mi-T-Fine Car Wash in Irving. He also led police to the remains of a woman killed months before the March 2000 rampage.

Harris didn't deny the slayings but his lawyer contends he's mentally impaired, making him ineligible for the death penalty. His attorney also questions the jury makeup at Harris' trial in Dallas, contending prosecutors improperly removed black prospective jurors from serving on the panel.