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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Update" Killer Executed

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. ........................................................
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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.

UrbanGrounds " Blog Archive " Sean Derrick O'Brien: Executed

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

COMMENTS:
Blogger SheaNC said...

It's been so long since I have been a-commenting that I should be ashamed of myself! But here I am. Too bad the subject is not a cheery one.

To me, the death penalty is a tricky subject, because I believe death is better than life in prison. I think executing someone is letting them off easy. I mean, if it were me, I would off myself before spending life in the joint, you know?

If someone who I loved was raped and murdered by someone like this, I would want to get revenge in ways that are worse than death.

The question always remains: do we kill 'em to punish them, or to remove them, and the danger they pose, from society?

Maybe execution is just part of the human condition.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 1:35:00 AM

Blogger Worried American said...

Glad to see you, Sheanc! Good to have you visit us. No shame - we know you are busy busy busy.

It is indeed a tricky subject, sheanc. Quite a few citizens have ambivalent feelings about the subject. Vicious crimes, especially against our young, seem to sway people more to execution. Some of my anti-death penalty acquaintances moderated their stance when regarding this case.

One of my friends advocates "Turn 'em over to the mamas and when they are through, let the daddies handle what's left". Times are one agrees with that philosophy but probably a good thing the law has different options.

I once read of a desert tribe that gave criminals a trial with the Chief acting as judge and witnesses free to testify. But once the judge deemed the perpetrator guilty, the convicted was turned over to the victim's family for punishment. BRR! Some of the punishments related in the article were horrific!!

Texas is known as a death penalty state but there have been a number of instances where a perp has escaped true justice because of legal errors or early paroles - only to commit the same sort of atrocities again. Such people should NEVER be loosed upon the public to murder the innocent again.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 6:41:00 PM



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  • At Saturday, August 09, 2008 1:35:00 AM , Blogger SheaNC said...

    It's been so long since I have been a-commenting that I should be ashamed of myself! But here I am. Too bad the subject is not a cheery one.

    To me, the death penalty is a tricky subject, because I believe death is better than life in prison. I think executing someone is letting them off easy. I mean, if it were me, I would off myself before spending life in the joint, you know?

    If someone who I loved was raped and murdered by someone like this, I would want to get revenge in ways that are worse than death.

    The question always remains: do we kill 'em to punish them, or to remove them, and the danger they pose, from society?

    Maybe execution is just part of the human condition.

     
  • At Saturday, August 09, 2008 6:41:00 PM , Blogger Worried American said...

    Glad to see you, Sheanc! Good to have you visit us. No shame - we know you are busy busy busy.

    It is indeed a tricky subject, sheanc. Quite a few citizens have ambivalent feelings about the subject. Vicious crimes, especially against our young, seem to sway people more to execution. Some of my anti-death penalty acquaintances moderated their stance when regarding this case.

    One of my friends advocates "Turn 'em over to the mamas and when they are through, let the daddies handle what's left". Times are one agrees with that philosophy but probably a good thing the law has different options.

    I once read of a desert tribe that gave criminals a trial with the Chief acting as judge and witnesses free to testify. But once the judge deemed the perpetrator guilty, the convicted was turned over to the victim's family for punishment. BRR! Some of the punishments related in the article were horrific!!

    Texas is known as a death penalty state but there have been a number of instances where a perp has escaped true justice because of legal errors or early paroles - only to commit the same sort of atrocities again. Such people should NEVER be loosed upon the public to murder the innocent again.

     

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