Splawn Trial Continues

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Splawn Trial Continues

Published on January 23, 2014 by Larry Crippen

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.

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