Texas executes Mexican national for rape and murder

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Posted: Apr 09, 2014 8:06 PM

(Reuters) - Texas executed by lethal injection on Wednesday a Mexican citizen who was convicted of bludgeoning a man to death and repeatedly raping the man's wife.

Ramiro Hernandez, 44, was pronounced dead at 6:28 p.m. CDT at the Texas state death chamber in Huntsville after receiving a dose of lethal drugs, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said.

(Reporting by David Bailey in Minneapolis; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)