Skip to comments.Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico
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.
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Send the corpse to Mexico!
Great! I thought it was posted on another thread they stopped the execution.
Don’t know how they could get this wrong.
And he was a freaky looking murdering cockroach...
20 years? Oh, how swift is justice.
Good Riddance!!! Hope the bastard suffered
Justice has been served.
Adios, MOFO. Next. We use the ultimate penalty here.
It’ll just cross back over.
true, but at least we do pull the trigger.
Only to vote.
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.
Bet he heard it....
So he died in his sleep?
He had vitiligo, a condition in which the skin loses its pigmentation.
ACORN already signed him up about 26 times, he’ll vote for Wendy Davis and Hillary.
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.
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..
He need not worry about it now.
Im from Texas. In Texas we have the death penalty. And we USE it. Thats right, if you come to Texas and kill somebody, we will kill you back. Thats our policy.
Not impossible for the dead.
About time, took too long but at least he is dead.
The way I see it this turd taco lived 20 years past his execute-by date......
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.
Texas,,,,they blowed out his lamp.
GOOD! The scum is no longer wasting air!
scum lived 20 years too long.
Finally! Now his REAL trial can take place. Pretty sure Officer Gaddis will be the chief prosecution witness.
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.
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.
Twenty years, huh? Oh well . . . he can still vote in America though, right?
It was delayed pending the SCOTUS acting. The article I had posted made it sound like it was postponed.
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.