Texas plans to execute a man tomorrow who's at the eye of an international political storm. Humberto Leal, Jr., wasn't given consular access at his arrest, as guaranteed in the Vienna Treaty on Consular Relations. Gov. Rick Perry is under intense pressure to put off the execution, at least until the treaty issue is resolved. Unless Humberto receives a stay, we'll broadcast live news and commentary of his execution on Execution Watch. Click here for details.
TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
HUMBERTO LEAL, JR., 38. President Obama's pleas to stay the Mexican citizen's execution are having no impact on Governor Perry, who is also turning a deaf ear to the international community and the elite of the U.S. military and criminal justice system. They've warned that Leal's execution would endanger Americans abroad by violating a treaty guaranteeing consular access to foreign nationals who are arrested. Leal's execution is slated six years to the week since he was condemned in the slaying of a 16-year-old San Antonio girl. More background at executionwatch.org; Backpage on Humberto Leal, Jr.
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July 7, 2011, 6-7 PM CT
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