Texas executes Mexican citizen despite U.S. pleas

HOUSTON Thu Jul 7, 2011 7:44pm EDT

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HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas executed a Mexican national on Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to act on concerns raised by the Obama administration regarding international treaty violations.

Humberto Leal Garcia, 38, was executed by means of lethal injection at a state prison in Huntsville after both the Supreme Court and Texas Governor Rick Perry declined to act on requests to delay. Leal Garcia was convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl and then bludgeoning her to death with a 35-pound piece of asphalt in Texas in 1994.

(Reporting by Chris Baltimore; Editing by Paul Simao)

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edthec wrote:
And good riddance to a murderer!

Jul 07, 2011 6:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
edthec wrote:
This man performed a heinous crime, resulting in the death of a young woman. Whether or not she deserved to die is not the question, young women in the area will no longer have to fear him. Put him down!

Jul 07, 2011 6:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
chiefbuffalo wrote:
Treaty or no treaty, Vienna convention or not, this animal deserves to die. Where are the bleeding hearts for the victim and her family. Our constitution guarantees certain rights to the states and this has to be one of them. Do not weaken Governor Perry, if you do you can kiss my vote goodbye.
This poor girl had her life snuffed out by this animal in lust. There should be no mercy.

Jul 07, 2011 6:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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