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Illegal Immigrant from Honduras Facing Execution Texas does it again!)
Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ^ | August 7, 2008 | Michael Graczyk

Posted on 08/07/2008 4:08:58 PM PDT by TexasRedeye

An illegal immigrant from Honduras who claimed his treaty rights were violated when he was arrested for a robbery-murder near Dallas lost his appeal ... at the U.S. Supreme Court, clearing the way for his execution.

In the second case of its kind this week in Texas, lawyers for condemned killer Heliberto Chi went to the nation's highest court claiming Chi should have been told he could get legal assistance from the Honduran consulate when he was arrested in California and extradited to Texas to face charges for killing his former boss at a men's clothing store during a robbery 7 1/2 years ago.

Chi... was scheduled for lethal injection for the fatal shooting of Armand Paliotta.

The Supreme Court, ruling about 2 1/2 hours before his scheduled execution time, rejected his appeal without dissent.

The arguments in his case, focusing on rights of foreigners under international treaty, were similar to those used unsuccessfully Tuesday by lawyers for condemned Texas prisoner Jose Medellin. In that case, the Supreme Court, with four of the nine justices dissenting, rejected his appeal and the Mexican-born Medellin was executed for participating in the gruesome gang rape and murders of two teenage Houston girls 15 years ago.

President Bush asked states to review those cases and legislation to implement the process was introduced recently in Congress, but the Supreme Court ruled earlier this year neither the president nor the international court could force Texas to wait.

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; deathrow; executions; helibertochi; internationalcourt; judiciary; scotus; texas; worldcourt
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1 posted on 08/07/2008 4:08:58 PM PDT by TexasRedeye
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To: TexasRedeye

Welcome to Hell, Heliberto Chi!

Go Texas.


2 posted on 08/07/2008 4:10:35 PM PDT by HankArcher ("When freedom expands to mean freedom of instinct and social destruction, then freedom is dead")
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To: TexasRedeye

That’s a nice looking flag.


3 posted on 08/07/2008 4:10:50 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: TexasRedeye

Texas is just sending a message to the Hondurans. Don’t come here and murder people. Texas is not the Honduras. We won’t let you get away with it here.


4 posted on 08/07/2008 4:16:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("I'm trying to save the planet!" - Nancy Pelosi ..........ROTFLMAO! What a dumbass!)
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To: TexasRedeye

all together now, p-ss on the victim.


5 posted on 08/07/2008 4:16:26 PM PDT by Waco
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To: TexasRedeye

More about the goon here.

6 posted on 08/07/2008 4:18:31 PM PDT by Zakeet (Be thankful we don't get all the government we pay for)
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To: TexasRedeye
I cannot see why this nation should be under any legal obligation to inform foreigners, whether here legally or illegally, about their rights as citizens of their countries. It is not the job of the police to know what a foreigner may avail himself of. Once you become a suspect in a crime, you are given your Miranda rights, the third and fourth of which are "you have the right to an attorney and to have that attorney present during questioning. If you desire and cannot afford one, an attorney will be appointed for you." Once you have said the words "I want a lawyer" they cannot question you further without violating Miranda. If these twits are too stupid to get a lawyer, who is perfectly aware that they have the right to inform their Consulates, then too bad.

I think the ACLU and the rest of the criminal loving defense bar thought they had a new right "du jour" and could get this scum off via the World Court. Unforunately for the bleeding hearts, the freight train stops at SCOTUS.

7 posted on 08/07/2008 4:21:03 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: TexasRedeye

Two illegal immigrants in two days. Deja vu all over again!


8 posted on 08/07/2008 4:27:06 PM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: TexasRedeye

Add two to the supposed 10% who left on their own. Best news is... these two are guaranteed not to come back.


9 posted on 08/07/2008 4:30:52 PM PDT by Feckless (En Temps)
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To: TexasRedeye

He just crossed the river Styx according to lastest news reports.


10 posted on 08/07/2008 4:43:10 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: TexasRedeye; All

Chi be roasting on a spit in the Devil’s BBQ pit.

Couple of minutes ago.


11 posted on 08/07/2008 4:47:17 PM PDT by HankArcher ("When freedom expands to mean freedom of instinct and social destruction, then freedom is dead")
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To: TexasRedeye

The lack of dissent makes me wonder.


12 posted on 08/07/2008 4:49:56 PM PDT by TheZMan (Bitter backwoods east Texan Christian gun clinger with the AC at 72 degrees.)
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To: TexasRedeye

I just stole your flag for my desktop, thanks. Look at how cold this monster’s eyes are. I’m glad we won’t have to foot the bill for his existence anymore.


13 posted on 08/07/2008 4:50:32 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: TexasRedeye

Good ol Texas justice!

Glad to hear there is still some common sense left in this country!


14 posted on 08/07/2008 5:00:00 PM PDT by cups
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To: TexasRedeye

Good ol Texas justice!

Glad to hear there is still some common sense left in this country!


15 posted on 08/07/2008 5:00:21 PM PDT by cups
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To: Zakeet
Thanks for the link, from that website:

"Chit also shot an 18-year old Hispanic male in the back."

Freudian slip, perhaps?

16 posted on 08/07/2008 5:04:13 PM PDT by hunter112 (The 'straight talk express' gets the straight finger express from me.)
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To: TexasRedeye

The illegal should have committed the murder in San Francisco - where he would have sanctuary status and free housing and health care instead.


17 posted on 08/07/2008 5:07:02 PM PDT by Right_Wing_Madman
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To: TexasRedeye

Burn in hell scumbag! (the illegal evil POS)

LLS


18 posted on 08/07/2008 5:22:02 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (REAGANISM... NOT communism!!!)
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To: HankArcher; Dane

Freeper DANE ain’t gonna like these Texas shenanigans ONE BIT!! ;-)


19 posted on 08/07/2008 5:32:01 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Men Who Died in Wars For Our Voting Rights Also Did So For The Right To Vote Indie-Conservative?)
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To: McLynnan
I just stole your flag for my desktop, thanks.

You are welcome to it. BTW - I stole from someone else! It is rather beautiful, isn't it?

20 posted on 08/07/2008 6:28:44 PM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: HankArcher
condemned Texas prisoner Jose Medellin. In that case, the Supreme Court, with four of the nine justices dissenting, rejected his appeal and the Mexican-born Medellin was executed for participating in the gruesome gang rape and murders of two teenage Houston girls 15 years ago.

Dang it!
Why do I always miss the good news?

Last I heard, this foreign scumbag was still wasting oxygen...

21 posted on 08/07/2008 6:34:40 PM PDT by Publius6961 (You're Government, it's not your money, and you never have to show a profit.)
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To: Right Cal Gal
I cannot see why this nation should be under any legal obligation to inform foreigners, whether here legally or illegally, about their rights as citizens of their countries.

One reason is because we agree to do so in exchange for a promise by other countries to do the same in the case of a U.S. citizen arrested in those countries. Of course, Americans aboard are rarely illegally in another country and as a rule behave lawfully when there.

22 posted on 08/07/2008 6:39:43 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (His Negritude has made his negritude the central theme of this campaign)
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To: TexasRedeye

SWEET!!!


23 posted on 08/07/2008 6:41:53 PM PDT by humblegunner (I'm voting for McCain because he's white.)
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To: TexasRedeye

Don’t you think the illegals would get the message now and flee Texas to go to Massachusetts and other lily-white states in the New England region where they have compassion for the “unfortunate poor”?


24 posted on 08/07/2008 6:45:49 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Right Cal Gal
I cannot see why this nation should be under any legal obligation to inform foreigners, whether here legally or illegally, about their rights as citizens of their countries.

We obligate ourselves by treaty to do this simply in order to assure that the other country will reciprocate when they have cause to arrest a US national.

If you were in Honduras and were arrested by their police force, I'm reasonably sure you'd like to know that the US consulate would be informed.

I don't know whether it applies to this last pair of murderers but, in the past, Texas has proceeded to execute several illegal aliens who never volunteered their true status. As a consequence, the state didn't even know they were foreign nationals until the case reached the appeal process.

25 posted on 08/07/2008 6:48:34 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: SpaceBar

A nicely crafted metaphor.


26 posted on 08/07/2008 6:50:35 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: TexasRedeye

Yes, it’s the best one I’ve seen. A definite keeper!


27 posted on 08/07/2008 6:55:52 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Mr. Lucky

Thank you.


28 posted on 08/07/2008 7:02:43 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: HankArcher

Looks like Satan will be snacking on this dirty SOB for all eternity...


29 posted on 08/07/2008 7:52:05 PM PDT by Levante
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To: HankArcher
Chi be roasting on a spit in the Devil’s BBQ pit.

Sigh, all that fire and no marshmellows. Tough chit.

30 posted on 08/08/2008 11:56:27 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (When hopelessness replaces hope, it opens the door to evil.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Texas is just sending a message to the Hondurans World.

If you commit murder in Texas, you have also committed suicide.

31 posted on 08/08/2008 8:55:40 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: HankArcher; PhilDragoo; devolve; y'all
Chi... was scheduled for lethal injection for the fatal shooting of Armand Paliotta.

- - - - - - -

He won't do THAT again!

32 posted on 08/09/2008 8:04:02 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO needs reach across the aisle to Conservatives for a CHANGE! Dang him!!!)
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