Mexican man executed in Texas for rape and murder

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (NBC) - Texas has executed a Mexican man for the rape and murder of his teen cousin back in 1997.

Ruben Cardenas Ramirez

Ruben Ramirez Cardenas was put to death by lethal injection in Huntsville on Wednesday night.

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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