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Execution Date Set for Man Convicted in 1997

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EDINBURG – An execution date has been set for a Mexican national in the two-decade-old murder of a 16-year-old.

In 1997, Ruben Ramirez Cardenas, 47, was convicted for the rape and death of Mayra Laguna

Court documents showed Cardenas had bound and gagged the teenager and took her out of her home.He later raped, beat and strangled her.

Laguna’s body was found in a canal north of Edinburg.

The execution for Cardenas is set for Nov. 8.

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