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Mexican president says Texas execution sets 'bad precedent'

By Michele Sani DAVOS (Reuters) - The execution of Mexican citizen Edgar Tamayo by lethal injection in Texas sets a bad precedent for upholding international law, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Thursday. The Mexican government had called on Texas to halt Wednesday's execution, calling it a violation of international law, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had asked Texas Governor Rick Perry to consider a stay.

US expresses 'regret' over Texas execution of Mexican

The United States government expressed regret Thursday after the state of Texas executed a Mexican man convicted of murder, despite a diplomatic outcry over his treatment. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Washington had urged Texas authorities to review Edgar Tamayo Arias' case, as he had been denied access to Mexican consular assistance. nr/dc/jm

Texas to execute Mexican national in face of diplomatic protest

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas is set to execute Mexican national Edgar Tamayo on Wednesday for killing a Houston police officer in 1994 despite objections from the Mexican government, which said implementing the death penalty would violate international treaties. Tamayo, 46, was convicted of shooting dead Houston police officer Guy P. Gaddis, who had arrested him on suspicion of robbery.

Spare my son, begs father of Mexican facing U.S. execution

By Julia Symmes Cobb MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The father of a Mexican due to be executed in Texas on Wednesday begged for his son to be spared, insisting he is innocent and saying his family is praying for a re-trial. The Mexican government has said the death sentence in this case violates international law. Hector Tamayo told local radio on Tuesday that he will visit his son, Edgar Tamayo, on Wednesday, and that he has faith God will halt the execution.

Mexico says Texas execution of Mexican man would violate international accord

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Sunday strongly objected to the scheduled execution in Texas on Wednesday of a Mexican convicted of killing a U.S. police officer, arguing that by executing him, the United States would be in "clear violation" of international treaties. Edgar Tamayo was convicted of shooting dead a Houston police officer in 1994 when he was in the United States illegally. But Tamayo was not informed of his right, enshrined in an international treaty known as the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, to diplomatic assistance.
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