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July 7, 2011 5:43 pm

Obama Seeks to Stop Alabama Execution

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Brownsville Herald – Humberto Leal, 38, is awaiting a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on whether to block his lethal injection in Huntsville. He was sentenced to die for the 1994 rape and murder of 16-year-old Adria Sauceda of San Antonio.

The Obama administration asked the high court to delay Humberto Leal’s execution, set for Thursday evening, so Congress could consider a law that would require court reviews in cases where condemned foreign nationals did not receive help from their consulates. Prosecutors say such legislation is likely to fail, and that Leal’s appeals are simply an attempt to evade justice for a gruesome murder.

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