John Ramírez, the Latino prisoner who managed to get the Supreme Court to authorize the presence of his religious pastor during his death, is executed in the US

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The case of John Henry Ramírez reached the US Supreme Court.

A Latino man sentenced to death for murder and who had a legal fight for his religious rights was executed in Texas this Wednesday.

John Henry RamYorez38, was executed by lethal injection at Huntsville State Prison, a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice confirmed to the media.

Ramírez was pronounced dead at 18:41 pm (23:41 GMT).

His last words were dedicated to the family of his victim, Pablo Castro, and his own, including his wife and son.

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