Sofia Alfaro, center, prays with other members of the Cristo Rey Catholic Church during a vigil held for Mexican citizen, Edgar Tamayo in front of the State Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Austin, Texas.
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published Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Mexican man has been executed in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.