And so, later tonite, the life of Humberto Leal will end, probably a lot more gently than did the life of Adria Sauceda:
The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday rejected a White House-backed appeal seeking to spare a Mexican citizen from execution Thursday evening in a death penalty case where Texas justice clashed with international treaty rights.
Justices voted 5-4, refusing to keep Humberto Leal from lethal injection, The decision came about an hour before Leal could be taken to the Texas death chamber for the 1994 rape-slaying of a 16-year-old girl.
Leal, a 38-year-old mechanic, was sentenced to lethal injection for the murder of Adria Sauceda, whose brutalized nude body was found hours after Leal left a San Antonio street party with her. The girl’s head was bashed with a 30- to 40-pound chunk of asphalt.
Let’s see… execution sounds about right for a piece of human debris that could kill a 16-year-old girl with asphalt to the head.