06 August 2008

Jose Ernesto Medellin

Jose Ernesto Medellin
It's true that death can't be stopped, but a murder can be stopped. If Jose Ernesto Medellin couldn't be stopped when he did his murders, so his penalty was unstoppable. Here is before and after in the press:
Just before execution:

Lawyers for convicted murderer Jose Ernesto Medellin are awaiting word from the Supreme Court whether his execution in Texas by lethal injection, set for this evening at 7 pm CST, will be stayed.

Published on August 5, 2008 4:37 PM on The Swamp

Right after execution:

Texas has put to death a Mexican convicted murderer, defying a ruling from the International Court of Justice and ignoring a last-minute appeal from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Jose Ernesto Medellin, 33, was killed by lethal injection in the Huntsville death chamber at 9:57 p.m. (0257 GMT Wednesday), Texas Department of Criminal Justice official Jason Clark told AFP. Medellin was sentenced to die for the 1993 rape and murder of two girls, aged 14 and 16, in Houston, Texas. Medellin, a Mexican-born member of the Black and Whites street gang, was 19 at the time.

Published on August 6, 2008 21 PM GMT on AFP

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