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Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico
The State ^ | 1/22/14 | MICHAEL GRACZYK

Posted on 01/22/2014 8:07:13 PM PST by jimbo123

HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS — A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

Edgar Tamayo, 46, received a lethal injection for the January 1994 fatal shooting of Officer Guy Gaddis, 24.

Asked by a warden if he had a final statement, he mumbled "no" and shook his head. As the lethal dose of pentobarbital began taking effect, he took a few breaths and then made one slightly audible snore before all movement stopped. He was pronounced dead 17 minutes after the drug was administered, at 9:32 p.m. CST.

Tamayo never looked toward Gaddis' mother, two brothers and two other relatives who watched through a window. He selected no witnesses of his own.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
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1 posted on 01/22/2014 8:07:13 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Send the corpse to Mexico!


2 posted on 01/22/2014 8:09:39 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: jimbo123

Great! I thought it was posted on another thread they stopped the execution.

Don’t know how they could get this wrong.


3 posted on 01/22/2014 8:10:14 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: jimbo123

And he was a freaky looking murdering cockroach...


4 posted on 01/22/2014 8:12:46 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: jimbo123

20 years? Oh, how swift is justice.


5 posted on 01/22/2014 8:13:10 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: jimbo123

Good Riddance!!! Hope the bastard suffered


6 posted on 01/22/2014 8:13:41 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: dragnet2

Justice has been served.


7 posted on 01/22/2014 8:15:18 PM PST by Antihero101607
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Adios, MOFO. Next. We use the ultimate penalty here.


8 posted on 01/22/2014 8:15:31 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

It’ll just cross back over.


9 posted on 01/22/2014 8:17:26 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Politicalkiddo

true, but at least we do pull the trigger.


10 posted on 01/22/2014 8:18:11 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: jimbo123

ADIOS!

11 posted on 01/22/2014 8:18:19 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 12th_Monkey
It’ll just cross back over.

Only to vote.

12 posted on 01/22/2014 8:20:33 PM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: jimbo123

There were several dozen police officers and supporters of the slain patrolman were revving their motorcycles outside of the prison before witnesses were let inside the death chamber.

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Bet he heard it....

Love it.


13 posted on 01/22/2014 8:21:13 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: jimbo123
then made one slightly audible snore

So he died in his sleep?

14 posted on 01/22/2014 8:21:31 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: dragnet2

He had vitiligo, a condition in which the skin loses its pigmentation.


15 posted on 01/22/2014 8:25:05 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Ingtar

ACORN already signed him up about 26 times, he’ll vote for Wendy Davis and Hillary.


16 posted on 01/22/2014 8:25:25 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: jimbo123

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.

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Just who we want running through our streets...

Makes ya wonder how many more of these SOBs from Mechico, capable of this level of violence, are still wandering around on our streets and neighborhoods. I’d bet it’s in the tens of thousands..


17 posted on 01/22/2014 8:25:45 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

He need not worry about it now.


18 posted on 01/22/2014 8:26:29 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: jimbo123
One of the things that Ron White says that I love

I’m from Texas. In Texas we have the death penalty. And we USE it. That’s right, if you come to Texas and kill somebody, we will kill you back. That’s our policy.

19 posted on 01/22/2014 8:28:34 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: jimbo123

20 posted on 01/22/2014 8:30:19 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Ingtar

Not impossible for the dead.


21 posted on 01/22/2014 8:32:54 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Antihero101607

About time, took too long but at least he is dead.


22 posted on 01/22/2014 8:38:39 PM PST by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: jimbo123

The way I see it this turd taco lived 20 years past his execute-by date......


23 posted on 01/22/2014 8:45:42 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: jimbo123

20 years more life than his victim got. That’s more than enough wait time for me.

The message must be sent. Mexicans who come here and kill people will go home in a box just like Americans. Don’t like it? Then don’t come here.


24 posted on 01/22/2014 8:49:51 PM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: jimbo123

Texas,,,,they blowed out his lamp.


25 posted on 01/22/2014 9:17:33 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: jimbo123

GOOD! The scum is no longer wasting air!


26 posted on 01/22/2014 9:38:00 PM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: jimbo123

scum lived 20 years too long.


27 posted on 01/22/2014 10:42:21 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

via catapult.


28 posted on 01/22/2014 10:42:47 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: jimbo123

Finally! Now his REAL trial can take place. Pretty sure Officer Gaddis will be the chief prosecution witness.


29 posted on 01/22/2014 11:14:47 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch

When I heard about this today it got me to wondering how long it’s been that Mexico has banned the death penalty and if they still had it maybe this drug cartel violence would not be such a problem. Just a thought.


30 posted on 01/22/2014 11:52:39 PM PST by crazycatlady
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To: OrangeHoof
Yep. Come here LEGALLY as a person of good character, and we'll welcome you.

Act like the thieving murderous thug you are who sneaked across the border, and you'll get some justice.

Hope this gets BIG play in the Mexican media.

Maybe it will send some chills up some illegal's spines.

Don't LIKE America's laws? Don't break them.

Better yet, just don't come here in the first place.

31 posted on 01/22/2014 11:57:13 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: jimbo123

Twenty years, huh? Oh well . . . he can still vote in America though, right?


32 posted on 01/23/2014 12:29:41 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker

Happy-ending PING


33 posted on 01/23/2014 1:01:33 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Amen.


34 posted on 01/23/2014 4:20:04 AM PST by Liz
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To: dragnet2

It was delayed pending the SCOTUS acting. The article I had posted made it sound like it was postponed.

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/mexican-citizen-set-die-texas

SCOTUS refused to halt execution of Mexican citizen in Texas

Late Wednesday, the scheduled execution was briefly halted. The US Supreme Court was considering an appeal for a stay, and Jason Clark, of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, told reporters it is Texas policy to hold off on executions while the High Court mulls an appeal.

But the Supreme Court then said it would refuse to stay the execution. The warrant would have expired at midnight; Tamayo was put to death at 9:32 C.T.


35 posted on 01/23/2014 5:07:17 AM PST by deport
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