HUNTSVILLE, Texas (CNN/KXAN) -- Jose Ernesto Medellin has been executed by lethal injection, according to Texas prison officials. Corrections spokeswoman Michelle Lyons said Medellin died at 9:57 CT.The Governor releases a statement and nine minutes later Jose is hell bound on the execution express. Good riddance.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Michelle Lyons said about 9:15 p.m. that the court had turned down the appeal of Jose Ernesto Medellin. At 9:48 p.m. Governor Perry released a statement, "After reviewing all of the facts in what is the most gruesome death penalty case I have reviewed since being in office, I have decided not to grant Jose Medellin a 30-day reprieve." Source: KXAN
In another more disappointing side of this story it seems that Justice John Paul Stevens is more worried about international law than the law of the United States and the state laws of Texas.
The four dissenting justices yesterday -- John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter and Stephen Breyer -- all said they would have sought input from the Bush administration before letting Texas proceed with the execution. Breyer wrote that Medellin's execution ``will place this nation in violation of international law.''John Paul Stevens is another reason why Liberty and Freedom are at risk when Liberals are put on the SCOTUS. Stevens is more interested in international law rather than the rights of a state to handle it's own governmental affairs.
Stevens was part of the 6-3 majority when the court ruled in March. He said yesterday he voted to delay the execution because ``it appears that Texas has not taken action to address the serious national security and foreign policy implications'' of the case. Source: Bloomberg
The next bit of Justice to be Served will be when Peter Anthony Cantu is Executed. We can only hope it will not take years to execute this monster.