Texas Executes Mexican Citizen

    A woman protests against the execution of Mexican national Edgar Tamayo in front of the US embassy in Mexico City on January 22, 2014. The controversial execution of a Mexican man convicted of murder in Texas was briefly delayed Wednesday as the US Supreme Court considered a last-minute appeal. Edgar Tamayo Arias, 46, had been scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at 6:00 pm (0001 GMT Thursday) for the 1994 murder of a policeman in Houston. AFP PHOTO/ALFREDO ESTRELLA        (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Edgar Tamayo Arias, 46, a Mexican citizen, was executed by the state of Texas on Wednesday night, despite objections from a former Texas governor, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and Mexico itself. Arias was convicted in the killing of a Houston police officer in 1994. Tamayo’s lawyers argued he had been deprived of his rights as a foreign citizen as he was not informed he had a right to diplomatic assistance.

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