US high court denies appeal from Miss. inmate

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Mississippi inmate William Joseph Holly.

Holly was 1 of 5 Mississippi death row inmates saved from lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that it's unconstitutional to execute those who committed capital offenses when they were younger than 18.

In 2008, Holly was re-sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Holly was 17 when police say he robbed and murdered a Grenada cab driver.

Holly appealed the sentence imposed in Grenada County, saying life without parole was not an option when he killed the cab driver in 1992. Holly wanted to be resentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

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