Adios, Humberto Leal Garcia
Hopefully, Humberto Leal Garcia will be all but forgotten during the next week or so.
In 1966, the then 22 year-old Garcia raped and bludgeoned a 16 year-old girl after meeting her at a block party and was given the death penalty. But as the day dawned, some said that the Mexican citizen could have gotten help from his government and perhaps had his sentence commuted to life in prison.
Fearing retaliation against Americans in Mexico, Obama asked that the execution be stayed to make sure that Garcia had been given every Constitutional consideration, like Mexico has been so considerate in printing maps out of the country and sending us all those drug addicts and gang members. Hillary agreed and wanted to see if there were other legal avenues Garcia could have pursued to save his sorry life. The geniuses at the UN hopped on board.
The girl’s mother, Rachel Terry, wanted the execution to go on.
Fortunately, Texas Governor, Rick Perry and the United States Supreme Court in a vote of 5-4 agreed and Garcia died by lethal injection in Hunstville prison yesterday.
“I’m sorry for everything I’ve done,” he said before his execution. “I have hurt a lot of people. Let this be final and done. I take full blame for this.”
It was the only thing he did right.