State of Texas Executes Edgar Tamayo, Despite Protests from Mexican Government

Last night, after a three-hour delay resulting from a final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, the State of Texas executed Edgar Tamayo.  He was convicted  of the 1994 murder of Officer Guy Gaddis of the Houston Police Department. It was the first execution to take place in Texas in 2014 and the fourth  nationwide. Tamayo, […]

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Former Texas Governor, President of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition Call for Justice in Case of Edgar Tamayo

Two opinion-editorials published this week – one by Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, and another by former Texas Governor and Attorney General Mark White – call for justice in the case of Edgar Tamayo.  Both pieces cite the diplomatic conundrum that his case poses. Tamayo is scheduled to be executed by […]

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Texas Scheduled to Execute Mexican National Edgar Tamayo, Despite Violation of International Convention

The State of Texas is scheduled to execute Edgar Tamayo on January 22, 2014 for the 1994 murder of Officer Guy Gaddis of the Houston Police Department.  Tamayo, who is a Mexican national, was denied his right to seek consular assistance after his arrest, as required under article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular […]

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram Editorial on Leal Execution; Other Media Coverage

Today’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram features an editorial on last week’s execution of Humberto Leal and the implications for the rule of law (“U.S. treaty promises must mean what they say,” July 14, 2011).  The editorial notes that “Though his case is over, that shouldn’t remove the urgency of Congress approving legislation to make clear that […]

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Houston Chronicle Calls for Stay of Execution for Humberto Leal

Today’s Houston Chronicle features an editorial that calls for a stay of execution for Humberto Leal, in light of legislation pending in Congress that would allow federal courts to review death penalty cases involving foreign nationals who were denied the right to contact their consular offices (“Keeping our word: Scheduled Texas execution violates treaty and endangers […]

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