Update: Killer Executed!! http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5924476.html On article page, photo of the murderer has 1 -2 -3 above it. Numbers 2 and 3 are pictures of the little 14 yr old and 16 yr old victims of this monster and his buddies. This tragic case really captured the minds and hearts of Houstonians when it occured and many still follow the story. Comments at the end of the article reveal the opinion of a lot of people. Mexican prisons are often hellholes for Americans locked up over there but Mexico wants to whine and complain about their citizens having to take responsibility and pay for crimes they commit over here in our country. That killer came to this country with his illegal alien parents when he was a small child and has been reared as an American. But then he wanted to claim his "rights" as a Mexican citizen - a fact that was never brought up until recently in appeals. Even when Consuls investigate a case of one of their citizens in a foreign prison, all they can do is try to see that the prisoner is treated as well as other inmates. Their involvement does NOT affect the course of justice. In this case, justice has been served but it doesn't bring back those girls who had NO JUSTiCE from their brutal rapists/murderers. ........................................................
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Jose Medellin's case created international controversy when the United Nations' world court determined Texas had violated the killer's rights under the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
HUNTSVILLE — The state of Texas defied an international court and executed Jose Ernesto Medellin late Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for the killer in the 1993 Houston gang rape-murders of two teenage girls.
Medellin, 33, was pronounced dead by lethal injection at 9:57 p.m., nine minutes after receiving the fatal cocktail and nearly four hours after his scheduled 6 p.m. execution.
(see article in url above for rest of story)
Re: Derrick Obrien, another of the gang rapist/murderers:
O’Brien turned down repeated requests for interviews.
But on a Web site provided by death penalty opponents, O’Brien wrote that “Life is a miracle and therefore precious. Each time one is taken … the world loses something special.” His observation was in reference to his own life, not that of his victims.
Sean Derrick O'Brien became the first of the 6 men responsible for the rape, ... 10 Responses to "Sean Derrick O'Brien: Executed" Excellent! ...urbangrounds.com/2006/07/11/obrien-executed
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