A Texas Death Row Case With Implications for Foreign Policy and Presidential Politics

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Posted: Jul 07, 2011 9:08 AM
A Texas Death Row Case With Implications for Foreign Policy and Presidential Politics

The case of a Mexican man scheduled to be executed on Thursday in Texas threatens to disrupt U.S. diplomatic relations abroad and creates a politically volatile dilemma for Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who is considering a run for president.

Unless Perry or the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes to stay the execution, Texas plans to execute Humberto Leal Jr. at 6 p.m. Central Time for the 1994 murder of 16-year-old Adria Sauceda.