US Supreme Court denies appeals to delay execution

US Supreme Court denies appeals to delay execution

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected appeals for Mexican national Edgar Tamayo, clearing the way for the Texas death row inmate's execution for the slaying of HPD officer Guy Gaddis 20 years ago.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on January 22, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 10:10 PM

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected appeals for Mexican national Edgar Tamayo, clearing the way for the Texas death row inmate's execution for the slaying of HPD officer Guy Gaddis 20 years ago.

Tamayo's case has drawn criticism from the Mexican government and pressure from the U.S. State Department after attorneys argued Tamayo wasn't immediately advised he could seek help from the Mexican consulate following his arrest in 1994.

The high court considered at least two late appeals. One focused on whether he was mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty. The other was related to the consular issue.

The execution was scheduled for after 6 p.m. Wednesday, but the death warrant remained in effect until midnight.

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