Mexican national executed on death row for killing police officer in 1994

(CNN) - A Mexican national on death row in Texas has been executed.

46 year old Edgar Tamayo received a lethal injection last night in Huntsville for murdering a Houston police officer back in 1994. 

Officer Guy Gaddis was fatally shot after arresting Tamayo and another man for robbery.Tamayo's supporters say he was denied access to his consulate when arrested, as required by an international treaty.

The supreme court rejected a final appeal. Tamayo was one of 40 Mexican citizens awaiting the death penalty in U.S. prisons. His execution marks the first of the year in Texas and the 509th in the state since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.


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