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Posted on 01/22/2014 1:46:22 PM PST by moonshinner_09
Mexican who gunned down Houston cop WILL be executed tonight despite last-minute pleas from Mexico government
A Mexican held on death-row in a Texan prison for murdering a policeman will be executed tonight despite last-ditch appeals from lawyers for clemency. Edgar Arias Tamayo, 46, was set for lethal injection this evening for shooting of Guy Gaddis, 24, in January 1994. The case has been a focus of protests in his home town and diplomatic pressure, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry calling for a delay to Tamayo's execution. Tamayo's lawyers had lodged an appeal arguing that he was ineligible for the death penalty due to mental impairment. But a court ruled the appeal had been filed too late. Gaddis, who had been on the force for two years, was driving Tamayo and another man from a robbery scene when evidence showed the officer was shot three times in the head and neck with a pistol Tamayo had concealed in his pants. The car crashed, and Tamayo fled on foot but was captured a few blocks away, still in handcuffs, carrying the robbery victim's watch and wearing the victim's necklace. Tamayo's attorneys and the Mexican government contend Tamayo's case was tainted because he wasn't advised under an international agreement that he could get legal help from his home nation following his arrest. Secretary of State John Kerry previously asked Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to delay Tamayo's punishment, saying it 'could impact the way American citizens are treated in other countries.' The State Department repeated that stance Tuesday.
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Mexicans should understand this: Mess with the bull, get the horns. See ya amigo!
“If you kill someone in Texas, we will kill you back.” - Ron White
Hasta la vista, baby.
Justice delayed is justice denied. Shoulda been done in 1995.
This is Texas, you kill us, we’ll kill you right back...
“Mexican who gunned down Houston cop WILL be executed tonight despite last-minute pleas from Mexico government”
Just consider this “undocumented” just like he was.
Good news. I hope nothing stops it. Even in Texas, it’s taken 20 years from the time the murder was committed.
So many more sit and wait 18-20 years or more for their lawyers to squeeze money out of Texas taxpayers to defend these heinous criminals. In the days when victims’ families actually got to see justice performed at the end of a rope, it didn’t take long, and it wasn’t expensive for the law-abiding citizens of Texas.
“.... Secretary of State John Kerry previously asked Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to delay Tamayo’s punishment, saying it ‘could impact the way American citizens are treated in other countries.”....
Oh for crying out loud! Kerry couldn’t care what we’re treated like in or from other countries unless he’s got some skin to loose himself! or Glory taken from his roaming about attempting “Peace”. He thinks he’s the world’s cop!
If the SCOTUS doesn’t step in then sometime after 6 PM CST
the execution should commence.
Tamayo’s lawyers went to the U.S. Supreme Court after the 5th U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals said an appeal this week renewing an earlier contention that Tamayo
was mentally impaired and ineligible for execution was filed too late.
This will be execution #509 since executions began again back on Dec. 7, 1982.
10-friggin-4 you POS . . . you can appeal to God . . . but ‘der ain’t no Miranda Rights up in Heaven.
This scumbag has been stealing our oxygen, eating our food and costing us hundreds of thousands each year for the past twenty years.
He should’a been swinging nineteen years ago!
And they tell us that there’s a prison crowding problem, yeah because losers should’a been offed years ago