Texas Executes Mexican National After U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Pleas of Obama Administration

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Thursday, September 1, 2011
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
27
Issue: 
9
Abstract: 
On July 7, 2011, Texas executed a Mexican citizen convicted of rape and murder after the Obama Administration pleaded in vain for a stay on the basis that the defendant was denied assistance from Mexico due to the violation of the Vienna Consular Convention that could have helped him avoid the death penalty...[more]