HUNTSVILLE, Texas (NBC) - Texas has executed a Mexican man for the rape and murder of his teen cousin back in 1997.
Ruben Ramirez Cardenas was put to death by lethal injection in Huntsville on Wednesday night.
Ruben Ramirez Cardenas (47) was given a lethal injection after several federal court appeals failed to halt his punishment for the February 1997 killing of Mayra Laguna.
Ramirez’s attorney’s argued that his rights as a foreigner were violated and requested new DNA testing.
The U.S. Supreme Court denied the appeal.
Ramirez Cardenas was the seventh person executed by the State of Texas this year.
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