Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Texas Executes Mexican Rapist/Murderer

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Mexican-born condemned prisoner was executed Tuesday night for the rape and murder of two teenage girls 15 years ago after a divided U.S. Supreme Court rejected his request for a reprieve.

"I'm sorry my actions caused you pain. I hope this brings you the closure that you seek. Never harbor hate," Jose Medellin said to those gathered to watch him die. Nine minutes later, at 9:57 p.m., he was pronounced dead.
Medellin's execution, the fifth this year in the nation's busiest capital punishment state, attracted international attention after he raised claims he wasn't allowed to consult the Mexican consulate for legal help following his arrest. State officials say he didn't ask to do so until well after he was convicted of capital murder. - Associated Press
That man did not deserve to die. I definitely acknowledge that the families of those dead have good reason to be mad at the guy, but they must learn forgiveness.

5 comments:

  1. The death penalty should be given to rapists, murderers, and those involved in organized crime.

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  2. he raped and murdered two teenage girls. It's unforgivable.

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  3. yeah, although it would be more interesting if they still strung the murderers up.

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  4. No, it's forgivable. I know it's hard to imagine, but I've seen families on the news claim they forgave the man that killed their daughter. I can definitely understand why people wouldn't forgive the individuals that murdered their family/friends.

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