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Old 09-29-2018, 07:01 PM   #1
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TO MY TEXAS FB FRIENDS:

If you are from Houston you may remember in 1993, when 2 young girls, Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena, ages 14 & 16, were walking home one evening and were abducted, brutally raped and murdered by the members of a gang. The men were caught and tried, found guilty and all except 2 who were juveniles were sentenced to death. One of the men had lived here illegally most of his life. A few years later the United Nations World Court with 60 countries siding with them said Texas violated that man’s rights by not informing him of his right to contact his consulate. Pres. George Bush and Secretary Condi Rice ordered Texas to release him to keep peace with the U.N. The parents of those girls were so shocked and devastated that this man would go free. Greg Abbott was the state attorney general at the time. One of his junior attorneys went to argue before the Supreme Court not to allow this murderer to go free. The Texas attorney argued that the Constitution clearly states that the United States is a sovereign nation and no other nation has jurisdiction over our laws. All 60 countries were there arguing against this one attorney from Texas. He won the case, and Texas executed the offender in 2005. That junior attorney was Ted Cruz. I will vote for him every chance I get because he cared about those girls instead of protecting a murderer. I hope you will choose to vote for him too. Do the research for your self!
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:08 PM   #2
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Well said and a good reminder Bill.
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:14 PM   #3
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Just another good reason to vote for Ted
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:17 PM   #4
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On June 24, 1993, Jennifer Lee Ertman (August 15, 1978 – June 24, 1993) and Elizabeth Christine Peña (June 21, 1977 – June 24, 1993), Waltrip High School students, were attending the pool party of a friend who lived in the Spring Hill Apartments. When the pair realized that they were going to be late returning home, they decided to leave the party in order to meet an 11 p.m. curfew. Ertman and Peña decided to take a 10-minute shortcut to Peña's residence in Oak Forest by following the railroad tracks and then passing through T.C. Jester Park.[1]
The girls were walking along the White Oak Bayou when they encountered "Black and White" gang members drinking beer after holding a gang initiation.[2]
The gang captured Peña, and Ertman had initially escaped but was captured after she ran back to help her friend when she screamed. Six gang members raped the girls repeatedly. After realizing that the girls might identify them, Peter Anthony Cantu,[3] a leader of the gang, ordered the members to kill the girls, so the members strangled them to death.[1] Derrick Sean O'Brien and Raul Omar Villarreal[4] strangled Ertman with a red nylon belt before the belt broke; then the gang members used shoelaces.[1][2] Cantu, José Medellín, and Efrain Perez strangled Peña with shoelaces. The members then stomped on the girls' throats to ensure their deaths.[1]
Cantu, Medellín, Perez, and Villareal then congregated at Cantu's residence, where he lived with his brother, Joe Cantu, and sister-in-law, Christina Cantu. Christina Cantu questioned why Villareal was bleeding and Perez had a bloody shirt. This prompted Medellín to say the gang "had fun," and that details would appear on the news. He then elaborated that he had raped both girls.[5]
Peter Cantu then returned, and divided valuables that had been stolen from the girls. José Medellín got a ring with an "E", so he could give it to his girlfriend, Esther. Medellín reported that he had killed a girl, and noted that he would have found it easier with a gun. O'Brien was videotaped smiling at the scene of the crime. After the gang left, Christina Cantu convinced Joe Cantu to report the crime to police.[6]
Four days after the crime, the bodies were found in the park during hot weather conditions. They were badly decaying, and dental records were used for identification. The medical examiner corroborated that the cause of death was strangulation. All those believed responsible were ultimately arrested. Medellín gave both a written and taped confession.[7][8][9]
Sentencing, incarceration, and executions
See also: Medellín v. Texas

Ellis Unit, where the death row perpetrators were initially confined
At sentencing, the offenders were remanded to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) system. Peter Anthony Cantu, José Ernesto Medellín, Derrick Sean O'Brien, Efrain Perez, and Raul Omar Villareal received death sentences. Venancio Medellín, the brother of José Medellín, was 14 at the time of the murder, the same age as Jennifer Ertman. Venancio received a 40-year prison sentence. When the Supreme Court of the United States banned the executions of people who committed crimes while they were below 18 years of age, the sentences of Perez and Villareal were automatically commuted life with parole.[2] O'Brien, an African-American and the only non-Hispanic in the gang, was the first to be executed, in July 2006. O'Brien was buried in the Captain Joe Byrd Cemetery in Huntsville, Texas.[1][10]
José Ernesto Medellín appealed his execution, saying that he had informed City of Houston and Harris County police officers that he was a Mexican citizen, and that he had been unable to confer with Mexican consular officials. The prosecutors said that Medellín never told authorities that he was a Mexican citizen. Medellín said in a sworn statement that he learned that the Mexican consulate could assist him in 1997.[11] He petitioned the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in 1998 regarding this issue; the appeal failed.[12]

The perpetrators who were under death sentences were later moved to the Allan B. Polunsky Unit
Medellín's impending execution became an international controversy, since the state did not hold a hearing about whether the inability for Medellín to meet with Mexican consular officials harmed his defense. The right of a defendant to talk with his or her consulate is specified in the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations; the United States is a party to the convention, although the U.S. withdrew from compulsory jurisdiction in 1986 to accept the court's jurisdiction only on a case-by-case basis.[13] In 2004 the International Court of Justice responded to a lawsuit filed by Mexico against the United States; the court ordered hearings to be held for inmates, including Medellín, who were denied consular rights.[14]
In 2005, President George W. Bush ordered hearings to be held. The State of Texas, represented by Solicitor General Ted Cruz, challenged Bush's order, and the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that only the Congress of the United States has the right to order hearings to be held. In July, the World Court ordered a stay of Medellín's execution. Governor Rick Perry argued that Texas is not bound to World Court rulings. Death penalty opponents protested the impending execution. The families of both Ertman and Peña strongly favored the execution(s).[1]

Huntsville Unit, the site of executions in the State of Texas
Randy Ertman (1952 - 2014), father of Jennifer Ertman, wanted to have Andy Kahan, the City of Houston's crime advocate, witness the execution of Medellín. TDCJ refused to permit Kahan to witness the execution.[15] Michelle Lyons, a TDCJ official, said that Tropical Storm Edouard would likely not be a factor preventing the execution of Medellín.[16]
José Ernesto Medellín was executed at 9:57 p.m. on August 5, 2008, after his last-minute appeals were rejected by the Supreme Court.[17] Governor Perry rejected calls from Mexico and Washington, D.C. to delay the execution, citing the torture, rape and strangulation of two teenage girls in Houston 15 years ago as just cause for the death penalty.[18] Seventeen years after the crimes, Peter Anthony Cantu was executed on August 17, 2010.[19] The lethal injection was performed at 6:09 p.m. and at 6:17 p.m. Cantu was officially pronounced dead.[20]
During his lifetime, Randy Ertman advocated strongly against granting parole to Venancio Medellín.[21]
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:32 PM   #5
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Enough said!!!!
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:35 PM   #6
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Thanks for sharing. There’s a Cruz sign in my yard

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Old 09-29-2018, 07:40 PM   #7
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Cruz all day long
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:02 PM   #8
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Ted for the Win!!!!
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:13 PM   #9
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:19 PM   #10
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Was one in mine until them nazis stole it!
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:24 PM   #11
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Ted?




You betcha I'll vote for him.
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:29 PM   #12
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Why have we seen no poll numbers since the debate?
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:32 PM   #13
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Ted here for sure
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:34 PM   #14
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Thanks for sharing!! Let's get Ted Cruz elected for another term!!
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:46 PM   #15
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Ted graduated from Princeton, then Harvard law at the top of his class. He is a serious man that fights for us every day! Please encourage everyone to support him in the upcoming election.
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:22 PM   #16
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After that bunch of terrorist harassed him and Heidi in that restaurant he is going to be out for bear. But oh, Robert Francis condemned them for harassing them. You want to impress me Robert Francis? Tell that instigating heifer mad maxine to shut up, then you might impress me. Till then, Sic 'em Ted.
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:34 PM   #17
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:14 PM   #18
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That Cuban Canadian is more Texan than most! I like the guy.
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:58 PM   #19
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Had forgotten about that. Thank You for the reminder!
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Old 09-29-2018, 11:03 PM   #20
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He's the real deal. You can count all the guys like him in Washington on one hand.
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Old 09-29-2018, 11:06 PM   #21
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Don’t forget Heller too!
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:03 AM   #22
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Thanks Bro Bill. I will borrow this if'n ya don't mind.
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:52 PM   #27
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Go Cruz.
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