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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Justice in Texas! Mexicans Love Cop-Killers! Illegal Alien Edgar Tamayo was Executed Tonight!; Mexicans Supported Unrepentant Cop-Killer 'Til the Bitter End

 
Tamayo family members pray outside the Huntsville prison after the Supreme Court rejected his appeals. / handout
Forgotten man: Murdered Houston policeman Guy Gaddis. The San Francisco Gate (San Francisco Chronicle) posted this photograph last, as an afterthought, in a gallery devoted to Officer Gaddis’ killer, Edgar Tamayo, and even misidentified the photo with the following caption: “Tamayo family members pray outside the Huntsville prison after the Supreme Court rejected his appeals.”
 

Edgar Tamayo
Cop-Killer Edgar Tamayo
"This handout image provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Edgar Tamayo. Attorneys for the Mexican national on Texas death row for the slaying of a Houston police officer hoped a civil suit, challenging what they argued is an unfair and secretive clemency process in the nation\u00e2\u0080\u0099s most active capital punishment state would block the inmate\u00e2\u0080\u0099s scheduled execution this week. Tamayo, 46, was set for lethal injection Wednesday evening, Jan. 22, 2014, in Huntsville." (Texas Department of Criminal Justice.)
 

In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, a woman holds up a sign showing a photo of Texas death-row inmate Edgar Tamayo that reads in Spanish "The town of Miacatlan offers you our support, Edgar Tamayo Arias" during a protest demanding Tamayo's pardon in his hometown of Miacatlan, Mexico.  Lawyers for 46-year-old Edgar Tamayo are suing Gov. Rick Perry and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, challenging what they argue is an unfair and secretive clemency process in Texas. Tamayo is set for lethal injection on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in Huntsville. Photo: Tony Rivera, AP / AP
"In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, a woman holds up a sign showing a photo of Texas death-row inmate Edgar Tamayo that reads in Spanish 'The town of Miacatlan offers you our support, Edgar Tamayo Arias' during a protest demanding Tamayo's pardon in his hometown of Miacatlan, Mexico. Lawyers for 46-year-old Edgar Tamayo are suing Gov. Rick Perry and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, challenging what they argue is an unfair and secretive clemency process in Texas. Tamayo is set for lethal injection on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in Huntsville." (Photo: Tony Rivera, AP)
 
[The following quotes are captions to photos I was unable to upload.]

"Death penalty opponents prayed before the Supreme Court announced that it was rejecting Tamayo's appeal.","title":"Death penalty opponents prayed before the Supreme Court announced that it was rejecting Tamayo's app" (Photo By Mayra Beltran\/Houston Chronicle(

"Enrique Gonzalez prays with family members of Tamayo outside the penitentiary's Walls Unit in Huntsville on Wednesday.”

"Family members of Gaddis walk into Walls Unit on Wednesday.” ("Photo By Mayra Beltran\/Houston Chronicle")

"Jose Urdanivia, Tamayo's cousin, prays outside the Walls Unit on Wednesday."
("Photo By Mayra Beltran\/Houston Chronicle")

"Former officer Mark Conner rallies in support of the execution." ("Photo By Mayra Beltran\/Houston Chronicle")

"Protesters stand near Tamayo's family members" ("Photo By Mayra Beltran\/Houston Chronicle")

"Family members of Tamayo pray." ("Photo By Mayra Beltran\/Houston Chronicle")

"Tamayo's uncle Fernando Tamayo prays with family members. ("Photo By Mayra Beltran\/Houston Chronicle")

"A guard patrols from the tower near the Walls Unit" ("Photo By Mayra Beltran\/Houston Chronicle")

"Protesters in Edgar Tamayo's hometown of Mizcatlan, Mexico, show support for the death row inmate." ("Photo By Tony Rivera\/STR")

"Benjamin Ramirez, left, watches as Martina Grifaldo with Alianza Mexicana, right, speaks during a news conference outside of the Mexican Consulate regarding the execution of Edgar Tamayo, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Houston. Attorneys for the Mexican national on Texas death row considered additional appeals to block his impending execution for the slaying of a Houston police officer after a federal judge Tuesday rejected their request for an injunction to contest a clemency process they argued was unfair and secretive. His execution is scheduled for this evening in Huntsville, Tx." ("Photo By Cody Duty\/Houston Chronicle")

By Nicholas Stix

Notice, I didn’t say, “Texas Justice.” That would have required that Tamayo be executed 20 years ago.
 

Breaking News Alert



January 22, 2014 9:45 P.M.

HPD officer's killer executed after delay

Edgar Tamayo, a Mexican man whose case gained international attention, was put to death in Huntsville three hours after his scheduled execution.

Mexican man executed for HPD officer's death
By Allan Turner | January 22, 2014 | Updated: January 22, 2014 10:15 p.m.
Houston Chronicle
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HUNTSVILLE — Edgar Tamayo, a Mexican national whose case gained international attention, was executed here Wednesday for the 1994 murder of a Houston policeman.

He was put to death at 9:32 p.m., three hours after his scheduled execution and after the U.S. Supreme Court heard his final appeals.

Tamayo's execution was the first of 2014, and the first of four convicted Harris County killers scheduled to be put to death in the next four months.

The lethal dose of pentobarbital was administered after Tamayo's final court appeals ended in defeat. Earlier Wednesday, lawyers from the Mexican consulate in Houston traveled to Huntsville to meet with the killer's family.

Tamayo was condemned for the murder of Officer Guy Gaddis, who was shot in the head in January 1994 as he prepared to take Tamayo and another man, both handcuffed in the squad car's back seat, to jail.

Tamayo, trial testimony revealed, extricated a pistol hidden in his clothing and fired the fatal shots.

The case garnered international attention because authorities failed to tell Tamayo at the time of his arrest that he could confer with the Mexican consulate. That right is provided by the United Nation's Vienna Convention on Consular Affairs.

In 2004, an international court held that Tamayo's case should receive judicial review to determine if that violation affected the outcome of his trial. The killer's lawyers argued that early notification of the consulate could have expedited the location of witnesses in Mexico, whose testimony could have allowed Tamayo to escape the death penalty.

Two other Mexican nationals with Vienna Convention violations have been executed in Texas. Jose Medellin, condemned for the 1993 rape-murder of two Houston teenagers was executed in 2008; Humberto Garcia, convicted of killing a San Antonio teen, in 2011.

5 comments:

jeigheff said...

The Mexicans' love for their beloved American cop killer sickens me. Guy Gaddis and his loved ones mean nothing to them.

About seven or eight years ago, a Mexican serial killer, "The Railroad Killer", was executed in Texas (his name escapes me at the moment.) The Houston Chronicle had the guts to publish a story about how the Mexican government tried to save him. The same pretext about The Railroad Killer's rights being violated was used. One of the family members of one of the victims was quoted as being furious that the murderer had the support of the Mexican government and was trying to interfere with U.S. justice.

A photo of this same family member was published along with the article. It was pretty easy to tell that he was absolutely furious, and rightfully so.

If nothing else, Governor Perry told the Mexicans to butt out the other day. The bastards lost this battle.

Anonymous said...

Once in a while justice manages to squeak by.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what witnesses from Mexico would have done for the case. The man was obviously guilty. Just a ruse without any merit.

Anonymous said...

This Edgar is described as a Mexican national. More correctly as an illegal alien.

Anonymous said...

Remember Jose Medellin?

George Bush interfered in his execution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Medell%C3%ADn

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/03/25/scotus.texas/index.html

The elites hate the citizens of this country.