Oklahoma Stays Execution of Mexican Partly Due to Violation of Consular Treaty

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
8
340
Abstract: 
On June 16, 2001, Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating delayed for 30 days the execution of a Mexican national, Gerardo Valdez Mota, for killing a man who the prisoner said had made homosexual advances toward him. After talking by phone with President Vicente Fox of Mexico, Governor Keating announced a stay of execution. President Fox asked Mr. Keating to commute the death sentence of Valdez to life imprisonment without paroleā€¦[more]