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Final Execution Tuesday in Ertman-Pena Deaths
Fox News ^ | 8/17/2010 | ANDREA WATKINS

Posted on 08/17/2010 4:17:56 PM PDT by buffyt

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - One of Houston's most notorious killers is expected to be executed Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Huntsville. 35-year-old Peter Cantu appears to have no appeals left.

It will be the last of the executions related to the murders of 14-year-old Jennifer Ertman and 16-year-old Elizabeth Pena in 1993. Despite being the leader of the murderous gang, Cantu has lasted longer on death row than his co-defendants.

Cantu has spent 17 years on death row; that is longer than either of his victims lived, and almost 7 years longer than the average stay on death row.

Cantu was the leader of the Black and White gang that was initiating a new member in a wooded area near T.C. Jester Park in June 1993.

Tragically, the teenage girls walked through the woods that night on their way home. They became the victims of the six young men.

Ertman and Pena were brutally raped and murdered. The details that emerged of the crimes horrified the entire city of Houston.

One of the six was sentenced as a juvenile, but five separate juries sent five of them to death row for the crime.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxhouston.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cantu; execution; peter

1 posted on 08/17/2010 4:17:58 PM PDT by buffyt
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To: buffyt

Looks like the boy’s “hope and change” has run out.


2 posted on 08/17/2010 4:20:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I have read about this case since it first happened here in 1993. Cantu was a horrible kid, who sat on his porch and yelled obscenities at young girls walking by. When police or truant officers came to his house, his mother was not interested. Such a tragedy for everyone. Cantu is just plain evil, and should be arriving in hell about now. Execution was 15 minutes ago. He is 35 years old now. Or he was until tonight.


3 posted on 08/17/2010 4:22:29 PM PDT by buffyt (Abortion is the ultimate CHILD ABUSE!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The police caught these killers because they BRAGGED about this crime, and one of their brothers turned them in.


4 posted on 08/17/2010 4:23:24 PM PDT by buffyt (Abortion is the ultimate CHILD ABUSE!)
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To: buffyt

His time is Up??


5 posted on 08/17/2010 4:23:51 PM PDT by Broker (Hutzpah!)
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To: buffyt

And may the Lord have pity upon his soul.


6 posted on 08/17/2010 4:25:05 PM PDT by Michel12
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To: buffyt

I’m not a betting man, but I’d be willing to put money down on the proposition that this execution will be final.


7 posted on 08/17/2010 4:25:45 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

8 posted on 08/17/2010 4:27:44 PM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: buffyt

“Final Execution Tuesday in Ertman-Pena Deaths”

Final? How many have there been so far?


9 posted on 08/17/2010 4:27:55 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: buffyt

Was this related to Jose Medellin? He was the guy GW Bush defended after the Mexican Govt whined before he was to be executed.....Medellin was involved in the murder of two teen girls with a bunch of other Illegal Alien scum


10 posted on 08/17/2010 4:29:20 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: HighWheeler

Thanks for posting those pictures. I now remember seeing a show about this on one of the crime channels. Names are a little tough but I never forget a face.


11 posted on 08/17/2010 4:29:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: Spok

There have been two executions so far. Two of the death sentences have been commuted to life in prison, and one defendant was sentenced as a juvenile. Therefore, this will be the third and final execution in the Ertman-Pena murders.


12 posted on 08/17/2010 4:30:46 PM PDT by nysuperdoodle
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To: buffyt
Say Goodnight you POS:


13 posted on 08/17/2010 4:32:46 PM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: buffyt
I've been following this case from the beginning. This guy should have been executed a long time ago.
14 posted on 08/17/2010 4:33:38 PM PDT by smokingfrog (freerepublic.com - Thanks JimRob! The flags are back! - 8/17/2010.)
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To: smokingfrog

From another article:

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“Jennifer’s father made the drive here four years ago for the first execution. Derrick O’Brien, belted to a gurney, looked through the death chamber window at Ertman and other relatives of the girls and called his involvement “the worst mistake that I ever made in my whole life.” Seven minutes later, O’Brien was dead.

In August 2008, Ertman again climbed the steps to the red-bricked Huntsville Unit prison. Mexican-born Jose Medellin, 33, with needles in his arms, also apologized. Nine minutes later, he was dead.

Ertman rejected an invitation from Cantu’s lawyer to come to his office and read a letter of apology from Cantu.

“It’s a little late,” Ertman said. “I told him to stick it. Hell, no.”

Ertman will stand a few feet away, watching again through the window.”


15 posted on 08/17/2010 4:38:49 PM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: buffyt

It was just a normal club initiation that went “horribly wrong.” Isn’t that the proper press description of these things?


16 posted on 08/17/2010 4:39:55 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Spok

Two.


17 posted on 08/17/2010 4:41:22 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Was this related to Jose Medellin?

Yes.

18 posted on 08/17/2010 4:42:06 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: buffyt

I remember when these awful crimes happened. The killers weren’t the least bit repentant, laughing and joking with each other after the deed, and even when first hauled into court.

Say hello to your buddies when you get to Hell, dirtbag.


19 posted on 08/17/2010 4:49:10 PM PDT by DemforBush (Are you sure we're not in a looney bin? Sometimes I think we're in a @#$! looney bin!)
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To: buffyt

Can not.

Cantu.


20 posted on 08/17/2010 4:51:45 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: buffyt

17 years to long.


21 posted on 08/17/2010 4:54:44 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: buffyt

I’m waiting for this dirt-bag to be executed. He murdered a 9-year boy, neighbor of mine.

http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/austinperry.htm

He plead guilty and said he was ready to be executed and would not appeal. Then, one month before his execution date, that no-good organization, Amnesty International, made a call on him and THEN he decided to exercise his appeals. And so he sits on Death Row, with no execution date. The little boy he murdered was the sweetest child you’d ever know. This man is scum.


22 posted on 08/17/2010 4:56:48 PM PDT by i_dont_chat ("The Jihadists are coming!" "The Jihadists are coming!")
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To: Spok

There have been at least two others, Jose Medellin and Derrick Sean O’Brien. My mom ended up on the jury panel for O’Brien. Once she realized what the case was, she told the lawyer that she had already made up her mind and was dismissed.


23 posted on 08/17/2010 5:08:24 PM PDT by hout8475
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To: buffyt

I remember this case well as a kid. May all those involved in this horrible rape, torture, and killing of Jennifer Pena and Elizabeth Ertman rot in Hell along side with Jeffrey Dahmer, Seung-Hui Cho, 9/11 Terrorists, Adolf Hitler, and Joseph Stalin.


24 posted on 08/17/2010 5:20:56 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Bunnies Are Worthy Of Death!)
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To: buffyt
The details of this torture-rape-murder are so horrifying, the lack of remorse so chilling. I did a google search and found this letter by murderer Peter Cantu written in 2005, not one word, not one gesture of repentance for the detestable crime he committed.

http://www.deathrow-usa.us/PeterCantu.htm (Link)

I cannot think, dare not think what Divine Justice will do with him. Some things are just beyond my comprehension.

25 posted on 08/17/2010 5:21:06 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Speechless.)
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To: buffyt
Been a long time coming. Couldn't happen to a more deserving subhuman.

Hasta la vista, asshole.

RIP Elizabeth and Jennifer.

26 posted on 08/17/2010 5:25:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
I cannot think, dare not think what Divine Justice will do with him.

By now it's in God's hands, or will be soon. Let go and Let God. He knows what's best.

27 posted on 08/17/2010 5:25:47 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: buffyt

Did he ever express remorse? I believe that if he did not seek forgiveness for his sins he is definitely being dragged down to hell by demons about right now.


28 posted on 08/17/2010 5:30:11 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I)
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To: sionnsar

Words of wisdom, sionnsar. Thank you.


29 posted on 08/17/2010 5:35:11 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Justice and judgment are the foundation of His throne." Psalm 89:14)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

It is beyond comprehension. They are all sociopaths of the worst kind, like Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, or Adolf Hitler.


30 posted on 08/17/2010 5:39:30 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Bunnies Are Worthy Of Death!)
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To: Terry Mross

He never did. Not once.


31 posted on 08/17/2010 5:40:57 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Bunnies Are Worthy Of Death!)
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To: Ptarmigan
That's what is so unspeakable. You would think that after 17 years, with much opportunity to think and much opportunity to communicate, and with his inevitable death upon him, something would turn his heart over. Now he's dead, and the horror that was coming for him, has come.

I'll have to pray about this.

32 posted on 08/17/2010 5:54:41 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Justice and judgment are the foundation of His throne." Psalm 89:14)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

It is. I would think 17 years later, he could of repented, but nope he chose not too. Sounds like an evil sociopath to me.


33 posted on 08/17/2010 6:02:03 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (Bunnies Are Worthy Of Death!)
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To: buffyt

Justice delayed = justice denied.

The appeals process is long overdue for an overhaul.


34 posted on 08/17/2010 7:29:48 PM PDT by Tigerized (pursuingliberty.com)
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