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Texas executes Mexican national for 1994 slaying of Houston policeman

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AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Convicted killer Edgar Tamayo, a Mexican national condemned for the 1994 slaying of a Houston police officer, was put to death by lethal injection in Texas on Wednesday over the objections of Mexico, which denounced his execution as a violation of international law.

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Tamayo, 46, who was denied an 11th-hour stay of execution by the U.S. Supreme Court, was pronounced dead at 9:32 p.m. local time at a state prison in Huntsville, Texas, according to officials at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

(Reporting by Eric Johnson and Jon Herskovitz; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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