Skip to comments.Cop Killer Condemned Over T-Shirt Design
Posted on 01/14/2011 8:10:40 PM PST by moonshinner_09
HOUSTON - Theres a new controversy brewing, involving an illegal immigrant who murdered a Houston police officer.
Juan Leonardo Quintero was sentenced to life without parole for gunning down Officer Rodney Johnson during a 2006 traffic stop.
Since Quintero could have been sent to Death Row, the sentence was viewed as a victory by his defense team. That team was provided and paid for by GRACE, the Gulf Region Advocacy Center , a Houston non-profit that represents poor defendants charged with capital crimes.
Now, GRACE is raising money by offering up t-shirts for a $20 donation.
Houston crime victims advocate Andy Kahan says he was dumbfounded when he learned the design on the t-shirts was created by Quintero.
He tried to get more information by calling GRACE, he says.
They indicated it was one of their clients but they wouldn't go any further and they basically refused to tell me who it was. And then, of course, when we took a good look at the artwork, it was pretty plain and obvious it was Juan Quintero because you see his initials (on the design).
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Quintero is a devoid who should have been put to death. He shot Johnson in the back of the head 4 times at point blank range. Another illegal alien that committed murder.
Johnson did not search Quintero properly. A fatal mistake. G-d bless him.
I say let him do it, hopefully make millions, then, let the widow of the man he murdered, sue him for all he is worth.
Seriously doesn’t she have any recourse? Can she take any of this money?
He should have been sent to death row.
However next to nothing will stand in the way of a wrongful death civil suit filed by the family (think O.J. Simpson).
Its remains a real possibility that the family of the fallen officer can sue to attach any proceeds the murderer might realize with regards to the sale of these T-Shirts.
Does the family have standing to take money from the nonprofit that got him off Death Row? That’s where the money is going — not to the killer.
If he receives none, then the family will have no recourse with regards to funds realized by the non-profit organization.