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Mexico Protests Texas Execution of Cop Killer

January 23, 2014  | 

Edgar Tamayo, the Houston cop killer whose case rallied advocates from Mexico to Washington, D.C., went to his death without a word Wednesday in the state's Huntsville death house, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Tamayo, 46, was condemned for the January 1994 murder of Houston police officer Guy Gaddis, 24. Tamayo, who had been imprisoned in California for aggravated robbery, shot the officer three times with a pistol hidden in his clothing as he was being taken to jail.

Officer Guy Gaddis (Photo: Houston Police Department)
Officer Guy Gaddis (Photo: Houston Police Department)
The execution was delayed three hours as the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether to take up his final appeals based on mental retardation and the violation of his United Nations treaty rights to contact his consulate.

After the execution, members of the Gaddis family addressed the media. As reporters waited for them to take the stand, representatives of the Mexican government expressed support for the killer's family and decried the execution.

Cop Killer Edgar Tamayo (Photo: Texas Department of Corrections)
Cop Killer Edgar Tamayo (Photo: Texas Department of Corrections)

Comments (22)

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Steve @ 1/23/2014 3:48 PM

Go ahead with the execution. Do not pay any attention to what Mexico wants.

DPB @ 1/23/2014 4:01 PM

Justice be done, regardless of race, nationality, sex, ethnic origin, etc.!!!
RIP Gary!

TERRY ZECH @ 1/23/2014 4:35 PM

You know what tell Mexico they do a lot worse to our agents down there then we do their illegal immigrants up here. I don't care if he is black WHITE Hispanic or purple and orange. You do the crime you pay the penalty this country needs to wake up and smell the stuff otherwise we are blank out of luck.

Ali Akbar @ 1/23/2014 4:44 PM

who gives a crap about that corrupt hell hole south of the border. What are the grounds for complaining.....that he didn't do it? Mexico is the murder capital of the planet.

Brian @ 1/23/2014 4:45 PM

As is Mexico cares what we want in the war on drug cartels!

Really? @ 1/23/2014 4:46 PM

Want to stay the execution because the guy is mentally retarded? PUHLEAZE!! MR People don't go around hiding guns in their clothing. Mexico would execute an American for doing this in THEIR country!

kevcop @ 1/23/2014 4:57 PM

I agree for the most part, what difference does it make what Mexico says? They do NOT have a death penalty in Mexico so they have a bit of a moral stance there but thats where it ends!. Mexico complains how we handle illegal immigrants yet they beat, starve , put in prison and "dump" illegal immigrants to Mexico all day long. Do they care what we say about that? NO!. F--- Mexico. How about they take a real moral stance and since we are such a bad country, stop taking ALL of our $ aid to their country? Yeah talk is real cheap. I wonder historically how many US citizens ever killed any Mexican Officers? Do you want to bet nearly ZERO! How many Mexicans have killed US officers (here and in Mx)… you already know, many, many. So once again SCREW Mexico. We should pull all Law Enforcement and any other aid from Mexico until they shut their mouths and act like a civilized nation.

Buggiefan @ 1/23/2014 5:11 PM

He knew how to get a gun and hide it. He took the steps and planned this. Good, FRY HIM!!

John R. @ 1/23/2014 5:18 PM

Found a fantastic new use for the M-60 Robot? --Let the families of murdered victims push the button? Eye for an eye? They do not even have to pull a trigger it;s automatic....10 or 20--- .308's and he will be dead...costs about hmm $20 dollars a box... and works very well? Why spend hundreds of thousands to house this trash and thousands to execute them?

David @ 1/23/2014 5:29 PM

How about they take all of the illegal immigrants back, put up a fence and they all stay south of the border. Then, more jobs for U S Citizens . Also, we will not shoot any more of their citizens.

Serpico @ 1/23/2014 6:16 PM

Funny how that dirt hole of a place Mexico wants him back? He left Mexico with his own free will, committed homicide and has to pay the price! You do bad deeds to Americans you pay! Why didn't this happen during the 1990's? He's been pampered and fed for years! What if Edgar Tamayo was murdered? Wouldn't his family want justice? I'm sick of Illegals interfering with are elections, and executions. Then the Ruling Class lets them have $$ taxpayer goodies! Rewarding CRIMNALS, and third world degenerate scum! Send Congress and POTUS to live in MEXICO! They are enablers, who let US CITIZENS DIE! There is blood on their hands! From Bush, Clinton, and Obama!

Donutplz @ 1/23/2014 7:22 PM

Screw what mexico wants! If they are so worried about their people being held accountable for their actions in OUR country tell them to come get their people out of here. That border door swings both directions.....

tipsovr @ 1/23/2014 8:38 PM

Hey Mexico- Keep your people on your side of the line and they can't murder our people. Then you don't have to worry about the U.S. executing them for their heinous crimes. Until then, STFU.

uslawman1983 @ 1/24/2014 3:52 AM

It's quite simple. You kill one of us, you gotta burn for that. and screw the Mexican govt. as usual they're on the wrong side of the fence (scuse the pun).

Tom V. @ 1/24/2014 5:58 AM

First it is funny that they have a problem with the TX death penalty. They have not problem with their drug cartel people killing and dismembering other drug dealers as well as US law enforcement officials. It seems that it took 20 years to see justice done. If the Mexican government really cared about it's citizens, then he would have been under a doctors care in Mexico, instead of causing problems in the US and murdering a police officer. I hope Officer Gaddis' family and peers can find some comfort in this.

TXLawman @ 1/24/2014 6:13 AM

My next door neighbor was killed in Mexico on a diving excursion by the boat operator. A mexican citizen. It was accidental, but the Mexican authorities refused to let the witnesses leave the country unless they signed a form saying they did not see anything and my neighbors wife was not allowed to take the body back to the USA unless she signed an sgreement that she would not file charges. Mexico supports their people killing Americans and helps them cover it up, so seeing them protest the execution of a murderer form Mexico is in character. Time to send all the illegals back, whatever country they came from. Prayers to the Gaddis family. Protect the thin blue line and the citizens of the USA.

Wolcott @ 1/24/2014 7:04 AM

Rest easy Officer Gaddis, for you are in the Lord's hands & Tamayo is in the clutches of the devil.
I refuse to spend any money in Mexico or purchase any goods from there. I call US Border Patrol whenever I encounter an illegal & assist in any way I can to send them back to Mexico & get them off the welfare rolls.

ChuckInKC @ 1/24/2014 7:33 AM

Who cares what the Mexican consulate says? They have no right to complain anyway- there are dozens of executions on the streets of Mexico every day by drug cartels and the Mexican government doesn't seem to be doing very much to stop that. Take care of your own country first... and keep your vicious murdering citizens inside your own borders. Just like vicious dogs who get out of a fence- they are fair game.

S.S. @ 1/24/2014 8:03 AM

FINALLY!!! Everyone got it right who posted. There's nothing more I can say that hasn't been said, and who really gives a SHIT what mx. says anyways. That 3rd world country is so CORRUPT its not even funny. So screw 'em.

Federali @ 1/24/2014 4:27 PM

We should treat other countries citizens the way they treat ours. Mexico would be the first to have a $hit-fit and be all whiny about it. We need to enforce our southern border the way they enforce their southern border, minus the robbing and raping and other illegal activities of their "law enforcers". RIP Officer Gaddis, RIH (Rot In Hell) POS Tamayo.

Igor @ 1/24/2014 8:19 PM

Yea, Mexico is such a crime-free utopia with a perfect government that is so strong on human rights. What were thinking?

deanna deprez @ 2/7/2014 2:26 AM

Officer Gaddis looked so sweet. Tamayo, a complete POS to do that to a cop just doing his freakin job. I'm SOOO glad, as a NATIVE Texan, (and proud of it)that he got what he deserved. Nobody bitched about his residency status for 20yrs that he layed up on death row on our dime!!! No, not till the very end do the bleeding hearts for murderers come out of the woodwork. May he be rotting in hell. RIP, Officer Guy Gaddis!! You are not forgotten!!<3

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