Convicted murderer is executed in Texas

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The state of Texas on Tuesday executed a death row inmate convicted of fatally shooting a man in 1998, after robbing his victim of eight dollars. Juan Garcia, 35, was pronounced dead at 6:26 pm local time (2326 GMT), a prison system spokeswoman told AFP. He was put to death by lethal injection. Garcia, who was a teenager at the time of the murder, previously had sought clemency over mental health issues, but filed no appeal on Tuesday. He was the 11th person put to death this year in Texas, the US state with the greatest number of executions, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

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