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Killer of 7-year-old San Antonio girl set to die
Statesman.com ^ | Nov. 16, 2011 | MICHAEL GRACZYK The Associated Press

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."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: child; execution; murder; pedephile; pedophile

1 posted on 11/16/2011 1:47:31 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Poor child. At least Texas understands the word “Justice”. IMHO.


2 posted on 11/16/2011 1:48:49 PM PST by momtothree
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To: mdittmar

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.


3 posted on 11/16/2011 1:50:12 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: mdittmar

All I can say is “So long bastard. I hope the devil has hell warmed up extra hot for you. Bastard.”

Clemency? CLEMENCY??????


4 posted on 11/16/2011 1:51:34 PM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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To: mdittmar

Painless deaths are not enough justice for his type.


5 posted on 11/16/2011 1:51:48 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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6 posted on 11/16/2011 1:52:08 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: momtothree

Ron White: “If you come to Texas and kill somebody, we will kill you back!” Yes, indeed...


7 posted on 11/16/2011 1:52:16 PM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: mdittmar

8 posted on 11/16/2011 1:55:07 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: mdittmar

Takin’ out the trash!


9 posted on 11/16/2011 1:55:07 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: mdittmar

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.


10 posted on 11/16/2011 1:56:42 PM PST by Stevenc131
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To: jagusafr

That’s the way it is suppose to be!!


11 posted on 11/16/2011 1:58:40 PM PST by momtothree
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To: mdittmar

More information on the pervert HERE

12 posted on 11/16/2011 2:02:37 PM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: onyx

As I have always said about the “death” penalty, “The perpetrator will NEVER, EVER, have the opportunity to commit such a heinous crime again.


13 posted on 11/16/2011 2:02:57 PM PST by Mr. Wright (N\)
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To: Mr. Wright

Correct!

I have no qualms about the death penalty.


14 posted on 11/16/2011 2:04:20 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx

Agreed. See tagline.


15 posted on 11/16/2011 2:05:20 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: mdittmar

Adios, MoFo!


16 posted on 11/16/2011 2:07:03 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: mdittmar

Adios Mofo.


17 posted on 11/16/2011 2:07:05 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Ronin

^5


18 posted on 11/16/2011 2:07:58 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: mdittmar
Nitrogen Asphyxiation - simply the cleanest, painless, no mess, no fuss, nontoxic, green and environmentally friendly and lawyer free way to execute this animal.
19 posted on 11/16/2011 2:08:43 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: mdittmar

...About 20 years too late


20 posted on 11/16/2011 2:10:57 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Mr. Wright

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.


21 posted on 11/16/2011 2:14:11 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: mdittmar

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.


22 posted on 11/16/2011 2:31:33 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: mdittmar

Wonder what’s on the menu tonight?


23 posted on 11/16/2011 2:38:59 PM PST by gatorhead
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To: Mr. Wright

100% effective deterrent! HE will NEVER rape or kill again.


24 posted on 11/16/2011 2:51:12 PM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: Stevenc131

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


25 posted on 11/16/2011 3:10:21 PM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: mdittmar
first, they should skin him alive...
26 posted on 11/16/2011 3:21:04 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

then, they should fire up the Uday Hussein Memorial People Shredder


27 posted on 11/16/2011 4:12:51 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: mdittmar

He’s dead.


28 posted on 11/16/2011 4:54:04 PM PST by Sarajevo (Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?)
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To: Sarajevo

Goodbye to a terrible waste of skin.


29 posted on 11/16/2011 4:56:25 PM PST by mdittmar (i)
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To: NonValueAdded
works for me... set it to sloooow feed too
30 posted on 11/16/2011 5:06:01 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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