January 27, 2014 / 3:45 PM / 4 years ago

Supreme Court denies stay of execution in Texas for Mexican national

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for Mexican national Edgar Tamayo, who is scheduled to be put to death on Wednesday by Texas.

“The application for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice Scalia and by him referred to the Court is denied,” the court said.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Eric Walsh)

This Jan. 22 story was refiled to remove name of court official from reporting credits. No change to text

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