TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A federal appeals court has rejected a stay of execution for convicted murderer who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison.READ MORE: How's This For A Photobomb? Palm Bay Cop Takes Selfie With Gator Stuck In Storm Drain
A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals turned down Oscar Ray Bolin Jr., who raised similar issues in an appeal rejected last month by the Florida Supreme Court.READ MORE: CDC Advisers Recommend Who Can Get Booster Shots Of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine
Bolin, 53, is scheduled to be executed for the December 1986 murder of Terri Lynn Matthews, whose body was discovered by the side of a road in rural Pasco County.
In the appeals, Bolin has argued, in part, that newly discovered evidence indicates another man confessed to the murder.MORE NEWS: Former FDA Commissioner: Delta Variant May Be Last Major Wave Of Infection
The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.