|Harris County death row inmate convicted of killing man over tire rims denied federal appeal|
|By chron.com- Keri Blakinger|
A Houston death row inmate who admitted to killing a man over flashy car rims lost out on a federal appeal Friday despite claims of bad lawyering and brain damage.
Former gang member Teddrick Batiste was sent to death row in 2011 for the slaying of Horace Holiday, who was gunned down outside a gas station along Eastex Freeway, according to court records.
Just after 3 a.m. one night in 2009, Batiste and an accomplice started trailing their target's white Cadillac, planning to steal the car and its spinning rims as Holiday left a club.
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