HOUSTON (Reuters) - Texas executed a Mexican
national 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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