Skip to comments.Final Execution Tuesday in Ertman-Pena Deaths
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 ...
Looks like the boy’s “hope and change” has run out.
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.
The police caught these killers because they BRAGGED about this crime, and one of their brothers turned them in.
His time is Up??
And may the Lord have pity upon his soul.
I’m not a betting man, but I’d be willing to put money down on the proposition that this execution will be final.
“Final Execution Tuesday in Ertman-Pena Deaths”
Final? How many have there been so far?
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
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.
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.
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.”
It was just a normal club initiation that went “horribly wrong.” Isn’t that the proper press description of these things?
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.
17 years to long.
I’m waiting for this dirt-bag to be executed. He murdered a 9-year boy, neighbor of mine.
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.
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.
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.
I cannot think, dare not think what Divine Justice will do with him. Some things are just beyond my comprehension.
Hasta la vista, asshole.
RIP Elizabeth and Jennifer.
By now it's in God's hands, or will be soon. Let go and Let God. He knows what's best.
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.
Words of wisdom, sionnsar. Thank you.
It is beyond comprehension. They are all sociopaths of the worst kind, like Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, or Adolf Hitler.
He never did. Not once.
I'll have to pray about this.
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.
Justice delayed = justice denied.
The appeals process is long overdue for an overhaul.