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  • Protestors line up outside the prison walls just before receiving word that the scheduled execution of Mexican national Edgar Tamayo would proceed Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Huntsville, Texas . Tamayo was convicted of killing a Houston police officer 20 years ago. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

    A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

  • In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, a woman holds up a sign showing a photo of Texas death-row inmate Edgar Tamayo that reads in Spanish "The town of Miacatlan offers you our support, Edgar Tamayo Arias" during a protest demanding Tamayo's pardon in his hometown of Miacatlan, Mexico.  Lawyers for 46-year-old Edgar Tamayo are suing Gov. Rick Perry and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, challenging what they argue is an unfair and secretive clemency process in Texas. Tamayo is set for lethal injection on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in Huntsville. (AP Photo/Tony Rivera)

    Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

    A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

  • Mexican national's lawyers want execution halted

    Attorneys for a Mexican national on Texas death row considered additional appeals to block his impending execution for the slaying of a Houston police officer after a federal judge Tuesday rejected their request for an injunction to contest a clemency process they argued was unfair and secretive.

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