Medellin is absolutely guilty of this crime which is so horrible it’s hard to even think about. He should be left to rot in prison and his citizenship status in the country should have no bearing on this judgment as it stands. I am not a proponent of the death penalty, as I believe horrible criminals like this will have to answer to God, but I do believe in giving the gift of prison life to heinous cowards like this.
Truth, Justice And The American Way – Full Story
Oct. 15, 2007(Investor’s Business Daily delivered by Newstex) —
The Law: The Supreme Court hears a case that may determine whether the U.S. criminal justice system is subservient to an international court. As U.S. Border Patrol agents sit in prison, will a foreign-born rapist-murderer go free?
Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the rights of Jose Medellin, a foreign national who confessed in 1993 to participating in the rape and murder of two Houston teenagers, were violated because he was not told of his right to contact the Mexican consulate for legal assistance under a 1963 treaty known as the Vienna Convention.
We are not making this up.
Father of Murdered Girl Questions Bush’s Support to Halt Killer’s Execution
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
By Melissa Underwood
The father of a 14-year-old Texas girl who was raped, sodomized and then strangled with a belt and shoe laces, wants to know why President Bush supports halting the execution of the Mexican national who confessed to killing his daughter and her friend.
“Our daughters are just pawns in a game that we have no control over,” Randy Ertman, father of Jennifer Ertman, told FOX News. “What can I say to the president of the United States or the Supreme Court that would make any difference?”