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State of Texas executes Robert Moreno Ramos

Tonight at 9:36 PM, the State of Texas put Robert Moreno Ramos to death.  His execution was delayed by several hours while the U.S. Supreme Court considered his request for a stay. Ramos spent more than 25 years on death row. Earlier in the day, three retired judges from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals […]

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State of Texas scheduled to execute Robert Moreno Ramos

The State of Texas is scheduled to execute Robert Moreno Ramos tonight, Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  He was convicted of killing his wife and two youngest children in 1992 in Hidalgo County.  In violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, Ramos was not notified of his right, as a Mexican national, to contact consular officials upon arrest.  His trial […]

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State of Texas Executes Ramiro Hernandez Llanas

On April 9, 2014, the State of Texas executed Ramiro Hernandez Llanas for the 1997 murder of his employer, Kerr County ranch owner Glen Lich, and sexual assault of Lich’s wife in 1997.  It was the sixth execution to take place in Texas this year and the second involving a Mexican national. The Government of Mexico […]

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Sixth Texas Execution of the Year Scheduled to Take Place Tonight

The execution of Ramiro Hernandez Llanas is likely to take place as scheduled tonight, April 9, 2014.  On Monday, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles denied his petition for clemency, while the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice does not have to reveal the source of […]

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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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TCADP 2011 Annual Report: Texas Carries Out Fewest Executions Since 1996

Today, December 15, 2011, the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) released its annual report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2011: The Year in Review. According to the report, executions in Texas dropped to the lowest number since 1996 and death sentences remained at a historic low level this year.