Defiant Texas executes Mexican man

Despite pressure to stop the execution of Humberto Leal Garcia, the southern US state ends his life.

    The US state of Texas has executed Humberto Leal Garcia, 38, a Mexican national, despite an unusual appeal to hold off or stop the execution by President Barack Obama, the state department and Mexican officials, including the Mexican ambassador in the US.

    The appeals were based on reports that Leal Garcia was not informed of his legal rights at the time of his arrest. However, despite the pressure the state government went ahead with the execution on Thursday.

    Al Jazeera's Monica Villareal reports from Mexico City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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