Forty-six-year-old Edgar Tamayo was executed by lethal injection Wednesday at the Walls Unit for the fatal shooting of 24-year-old officer Guy Gaddis in 1994.
Last-appeals were rejected by the courts. Attorneys argued that Tamayo was mentally impaired. The Mexican government had “strongly opposed” his execution and said it was a violation of the international obligations of the U-S. Tamayo’s attorney said he was protected under a provision of the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. They said legal assistance could have revealed evidence to contest the murder charge.
Tamayo had no final statement before being executed.