The Supreme Court has refused to review the case of a British woman on death row in Texas for killing a young mother.
The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from Linda Carty, who was convicted of kidnapping and killing a woman whose child she also snatched in Houston in 2001. Carty has complained that her trial lawyers were deficient.
The British government and human rights groups have aided Carty's cause.
Carty is one of 10 condemned women in Texas. She is a former teacher from St. Kitts in the British Virgin Islands.
In September, a taped voice recording of Carty begging Britons to help save her life was broadcast into London's Trafalgar Square.