The governor of Texas, George W. Bush, says he is not considering clemency for Stanley Faulder. Faulder is the Canadian due to be executed in just over three weeks for the 1975 murder of a Texas woman.
A delegation of federal MPs is in Texas trying to get a stay of execution at the request of Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy. The Canadian government believes Texas officials violated Faulder's rights when he was arrested by not telling him he could contact Canadian consular officers.
There's no word about whether they'll get to see Governor Bush to plead Faulder's case. But Bush told reporters Tuesday that he has not reconsidered previous decisions not to commute the death sentence.
The 61-year-old Faulder has been on death row for more than 20 years. He narrowly escaped the death penalty in December, when a judge granted him a last-minute stay.
This could be the last chance Faulder has at avoiding execution. His lawyers have exhausted all legal avenues. Previous efforts to save Faulder's life have managed only to postpone the execution date.
If executed, Faulder would be the first Canadian put to death in the U.S. since 1952.