Ruben Cardenas Ramirez

 

 

Age: 47

 

Summary: Mexican immigrant who had been convicted of the 1997 rape and murder of his 16-year-old cousin Mayra Laguna after she was abducted from her family's South Texas apartment and fatally beaten, whose case received international attention in part due to the objections of the Mexican government, which said that Texas violating international law by killing a man who was not told of his right to assistance from his home country after several federal court appeals failed to halt his punishment.

 

 

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

 

Born: April 7, 1970

 

Died: November 8, 2017

 

Location: Huntsville, Texas