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Illegal alien's execution date set 15 years after his conviction...Mexico objects

On Thursday, Texas State District Judge Maria Teresa Herr set a July 7, 2011 execution date for Humberto Leal Jr., 37. The Mexican national was convicted of the 1994 rape and murder of 16-year-old Adria Sauceda.

Leal raped the girl in a field in San Antonio, before bashing her head in with a rock.

During Leal’s 1995 trial, defense attorneys actually claimed that the teenager had caused her own death by falling and hitting her head on a rock, after she attacked Leal. The jury was not moved by his story and deliberated for less than an hour before finding him guilty.

In addition to his criminal defense team, an attorney representing the Mexican Consulate stood with Leal at Thursday’s proceeding.

Mexico does not have the death penalty and opposes its use in all cases. In fact, they have a standing policy not to extradite criminals to the U.S., without an assurance that prosecutors will not seek the death penalty.

Leal is one of 51 Mexican nationals currently sitting on death rows throughout the U.S.

In 2008, President George W. Bush infuriated dozens of victims’ families by placing a hold on all 51 executions and ordering reviews of their cases, after the International Court of Justice at The Hague complained that the men had not been given proper opportunity to seek advice from their respective Mexican Consulate offices.

The Supreme Court later overturned Bush’s order. Since that time, one of the Mexican nationals was executed in Texas.

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  • Profile picture of Sharon Smith
    Sharon Smith 3 years ago

    "Since that time, one of the Mexican nationals was executed in Texas."

    GOOD! They broke the law coming into this country and feel entitled to benefit from our welfare/medical benefits, they damn well better be judged by our other laws to protect our citizenry and receive the death penalty when it's deserved. They can't have it both ways. They want to use our laws when it benefits them and then want to use Mexico's laws when that is a better choice. No way Jose!

  • Jorge 3 years ago

    That's just pure ol' predujism sista.

  • Another Allien 3 years ago

    What would you do if you were in the same case? I mean, if you were in another country, different that yours (like a tourist or wherever you want) and the local goverment would wanted to put you into a prison.

  • dturner1993 3 years ago

    Well said Sharon...well said.

  • Brown and Proud 3 years ago

    Sharon, please see my comments to Wes. They apply to you as well.....and anyone else with ignorance to try and spread on this subject or any for that matter. Where's your sign? LMAO

    Jorge, ^5

  • Uncle Sam 3 years ago

    It's a shame illegal aliens aren't executed every day for the violent crimes they commit in the U.S.
    Americans object to Mexicans entering the U.S. illegally and what does that get us?

    It is sickening seeing them all over our cities without fear of deportation.

  • Jorge 3 years ago

    Just another racist prick. Like your ancestors came down from the Mayflower, uh.

  • Amy 3 years ago

    Hope the countries holding American nationals do not show the same 'compassion' as the commenters above.

  • Diogenes 3 years ago

    Countries holding Americans, most notoriously Mexico, do not show nearly as much compassion as we do, nor do they have anything approaching due process or fundamental fairness, right to speedy and public trials, multiple appeals, court appointed lawyers, etc. So, your hopes are answered. Now go back to sleep and thank God YOU were not the victim of this man you seem to feel needs our compassion.

  • dturner1993 3 years ago

    Amy...are u serious? This dirtbag raped and then crushed this young innocent girls head in with a concrete brick. Are you kidding me? Nah, this dirtbag piece of shit totally deserves what he got. Now he is in hell burning forever. I spit on his soul.

  • JR Bailey Casper Public Policy Examiner 3 years ago

    Hey Amy,

    You mean like the 'compassion' Leal showed that teenager girl while he was raping her or after he was done raping her as he took that rock and caved her skull in?

    Is THAT the kind of 'compassion' to which you refer?

    Cheers

  • Wes 3 years ago

    " Mexico does not have the death penalty and opposes its use in all cases. In fact, they have a standing policy not to extradite criminals to the U.S., without an assurance that prosecutors will not seek the death penalty."

    Unbelievable, they KILL dozens every day in their streets, but are against the death sentence IN THE COURTS. They KILL ON AN AVERAGE of 24 Americans in the United States every day and RAPE on the average of 17 YOUNG GIRLS, then most of those PARASITES sneak back across the border to be HONORED by their families and gang members. IT is a ' BADGE of HONOR ' in the mexican community to KILL an American or to RAPE a ' GRINGA ' ( a young blond, blue eyed American )

    So, ok, lets not exacute them, lets ' CASTRATE ' them and put them in GENERAL POPULATION in the prisons. ( CRUEL and UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT ? ) ask the young girl who was BRUTALLY RAPED and then had her HEAD BASHED in with a ROCK.

    THAT IS NOT A DOUBLE STANDARD, ITS INSANE, but mexico will protect their citizens, especially at a cost to Americans.

    Close the borders and contain these ANIMALS in mexico and let them KILL each other.

  • Brown and Proud 3 years ago

    Wes, serioulsy the ignorance that you have displayed here is exactly why we have the problems we have in the US not just SOME of the folks that come into this country illegally (FYI not just MEXICANS). Anyway, as for the rest of the ignorance spout here.......you should really get the facts straight 1. he was brought here by his parents as a child 2. it was a large piece of asphalt not a brick or a rock 3. it is NOT any sort of "badge of honor" for anyone or their families to commit crimes ESPECIALLY murder 4. I do believe that he should pay with his life for taking the life of and raping a beautiful young girl, however why should he not be allowed his rights per our laws and constitution? are there not thousands (if not more) of other people that get away with murder? (OJ Simpson, Casey Anthony, etc) oh and guess what?? THEY'RE CAUCASIAN (that means WHITE)
    Have a nice life LOSER!!!

  • Wes 3 years ago

    " Mexico does not have the death penalty and opposes its use in all cases. In fact, they have a standing policy not to extradite criminals to the U.S., without an assurance that prosecutors will not seek the death penalty."

    Unbelievable, they KILL dozens every day in their streets, but are against the death sentence IN THE COURTS. They KILL ON AN AVERAGE of 24 Americans in the United States every day and RAPE on the average of 17 YOUNG GIRLS, then most of those PARASITES sneak back across the border to be HONORED by their families and gang members. IT is a ' BADGE of HONOR ' in the mexican community to KILL an American or to RAPE a ' GRINGA ' ( a young blond, blue eyed American )

    So, ok, lets not exacute them, lets ' CASTRATE ' them and put them in GENERAL POPULATION in the prisons. ( CRUEL and UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT ? ) ask the young girl who was BRUTALLY RAPED and then had her HEAD BASHED in with a ROCK.

    THAT IS NOT A DOUBLE STANDARD, ITS INSANE, but mexico will protect their citizens, especially at a cost to Americans.

    Close the borders and contain these ANIMALS in mexico and let them KILL each other.

  • Uncle Sam 3 years ago

    Amy are you the daughter of illegal Mexicans or did you make the mistake of marrying a Mexican National? You are so compassionate towards Mexican murderers.

    Americans usually don't commit the crimes that Mexicans do while visiting in other countries.
    We Americans usually respect other countries while visiting them.
    Or are you forgetting that? An American citizen committing a murder in other countries is
    as rare as seeing an albino elephant in the wild. You are most likely not going to
    hear of it.
    On the other hand Mexicans commit crimes in the U.S. every hour.

  • Jorge 3 years ago

    You're so full of it. "Americans usually don't commit crimes", ha. That's a goof one. Just turn on your tv or better yet, open a newspaper for once...

  • ROD 3 years ago

    STOP IT!!!!! what about mexicans murdered by americans ???

    excuse me ignorant but not every mexican comits crimes and not every hour !!!!

    u damn racist !!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    http://childabuseheadlines.com/2009/06/16/child-abuse-news-61609/ Here´s a page where you can find somethign to be proud of you sick AMERICANS !!!! I´m MEXICAN and I lived 5 years in USA ILEGALLY and came back to Mexico, you too have sick people over there so please stop talking s*h*i*t... Oh i forgot, F*U*C*K Y*O*U!!!!

  • Jorge 3 years ago

    Oh, mama. NO proud american replied to that, uh...

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