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Texas Defies International Court, Executes Mexican Rapist Murderer

August 06, 2008  | 

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.

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ROB ROY @ 8/7/2008 11:58 AM

WHO CARES WHAT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THINK'S. THIS IS OUR COUNTRY!

kujo @ 8/7/2008 7:54 PM

The international community did not care about the deaths of the two American girls. I don't believe the world court would be so quick to intervene if an american murdered young girls in a foreign land.

David Moore S-55 @ 8/7/2008 7:57 PM

This hopefully sends a strong and needed message of accountability for ones actions regardless of country of origin which to me is a non-player - If you are found guilty. Action and result!

Morning Eagle @ 8/7/2008 9:11 PM

Texas executed him so soon? .... After allowing him ONLY fifteen years to exhaust his appeals and then try the "I wasn't allowed to contact the Mexican Consulate" ploy? Let's see, how old would those girls this scum and his buddies viciously raped and murdered be now if they had been able to live their lives? Might they be college graduates establishing careers, maybe married, maybe have kids of their own? We'll never know but we do know for sure this particular killer and at least one of his partners will NEVER take the lives of any other young girls, or anyone else for that matter.
Go Texas, enforce your laws and ignore the whining of all those who would subvert our laws and sovereignty to any international controllers.

mibailiff @ 8/7/2008 10:05 PM

He should have been returned to Mexico only if they wanted to execute him in a timely fashion. Otherwise, the only fault I have with this, as well as the majority of death penalty cases (except for USA -v-McVeigh) is that it took too long to put the needle in this killer. 15 years and how much $$$? The U.S. criminal justice system needs a swifter track on capital cases, 36 months beginning to end.

americanvin @ 8/9/2008 5:38 PM

USA!!! COWBOY UP!!!!

skinni99 @ 8/11/2008 4:43 PM

Im glad to see that judge didnt give into the petty B.S. games this attorney was playing. They will find anything to get their clients out of trouble and its a shame these attorney's are not held to a higher standard.

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