Skip to comments.Killer of 7-year-old San Antonio girl set to die
Posted on 11/16/2011 1:47:30 PM PST by mdittmar
HUNTSVILLE, Texas A convicted sex offender was set to die Wednesday evening for slipping into a San Antonio apartment in the middle of the night, snatching a 7-year-old girl and raping and strangling her.
Appeals were exhausted and no late legal maneuvers were made to keep Guadalupe Esparza, 46, of San Antonio, from becoming the 13th Texas inmate to receive lethal injection this year. A clemency petition was rejected Monday by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
The battered body of Alyssa Maria Vasquez was found in some weeds behind a convenience store near her home hours after she was reported missing in June 1999. A baby sitter who discovered her gone identified Esparza as having visited the residence earlier that night. The child's mother, Diana Berlanga, told authorities she met Esparza at a bar and he'd been calling her even though she'd given him the brushoff.
Police went to his apartment about two miles away and found some blood-spotted clothing belonging to him in a trash bin. When semen found on the slain girl's body was linked to him through DNA testing, Esparza was charged with capital murder.
"He tried to blame it on somebody else," Terry McDonald, one of his trial lawyers, said. "He was not a very repentant individual ... just a constant denial that it wasn't him, the facts to the contrary."
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Poor child. At least Texas understands the word “Justice”. IMHO.
Don’t worry... some bleeding heart liberal will come up with an 11th hour maneuver to spare this monster from his one way express ride to hell.
All I can say is “So long bastard. I hope the devil has hell warmed up extra hot for you. Bastard.”
Painless deaths are not enough justice for his type.
Ron White: “If you come to Texas and kill somebody, we will kill you back!” Yes, indeed...
Takin’ out the trash!
If this were an innocent person suffering a terminal illness, or just a debilitating illness that wasn’t terminal, liberals would be all in favor of euthanasia, with some in favor of involuntary euthanasia. With an innocent fetus, libs are all for abortion. With a convicted child killer, libs suddenly get concerned about the death penalty. The only people libs are comfortable in killing are the innocent, and the only people they’re concerned about saving are the guilty.
That’s the way it is suppose to be!!
More information on the pervert HERE
As I have always said about the “death” penalty, “The perpetrator will NEVER, EVER, have the opportunity to commit such a heinous crime again.
I have no qualms about the death penalty.
Agreed. See tagline.
...About 20 years too late
Exactly the reason for the DP here.
How many times do we have to hear about some child being missing/abducted/killed, then they find the perp only to discover the creep has multiple previous convictions for the same sort of thing.
Over and over it seems.
I absolutely support DP in cases of murder, rape, kidnapping or child molestation. Violent crime is violent crime and these people have proved by their actions they are capable of anything.
Wow. 12 years is pretty fast by death penalty standards. It must be an ironclad case or we wound be hearing fantasies from the Innocence Project about how the case was botched.
Wonder what’s on the menu tonight?
100% effective deterrent! HE will NEVER rape or kill again.
If, we had a politican with gonads, and if this politician wanted to make a statement, they would sentence this scumbag to death by starvation.... the supreme court ruled this was not cruel or unusual... strap the a$$hole to a bed in a dark room, close the door and come back in 2 weeks... let the libs appeal, the supreme court has already ruled...geez people, it is past time to fight fire with fire...use the communists crap against them, it is easy, and will work... if you got the guts
then, they should fire up the Uday Hussein Memorial People Shredder
Goodbye to a terrible waste of skin.