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Texas executes Mexican man despite diplomatic uproar: Prison

Published on Jan 23, 2014 12:43 PM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US state of Texas executed a Mexican man convicted of murder on Wednesday despite a diplomatic outcry and pressure from the federal government to further review his case.

Edgar Tamayo Arias, 46, was pronounced dead at 9.32 pm (0332 GMT) in the execution chamber of Huntsville prison, spokesman Jason Clark said.

The prisoner declined to make a final statement.

His case had sparked widespread protests as he was not advised of his right to receive consular assistance at the time of his arrest - in violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

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