The US state of Texas has executed a Mexican for murder, despite objections from the US and Mexican governments.

Mexico argued the execution of Edgar Tamayo, 46, would violate international law, because he was not told of his right to seek legal assistance from the Mexican consulate when he was arrested.

US Secretary of State John Kerry made the rare move of asking Texas to delay the execution.

But it went ahead, after a last-minute appeal to the US Supreme Court failed.

The execution – initially scheduled for 18:00 local time on Wednesday (midnight GMT on Thursday) – was delayed as prison officials awaited word from the US Supreme Court over an appeal to keep Tamayo alive.

via BBC News – Texas executes Mexican Edgar Tamayo, despite protests.