Jesse Joe Hernandez received lethal injection for the slaying of Karlos Borja (10 months old) 11 years ago.
“Tell my son I love him very much,” the 47-year-old Hernandez said before being put to death. “God bless everybody. Continue to walk with God.”
“Dile a mi hijo que le quiero mucho”, dijo Hernández de 47 años de edad, antes de ser condenado a muerte. “Dios bendiga a todo el mundo. Continúe caminando con Dios.”
As the drugs took effect, he repeated his appreciation for those he knew who had gathered to witness the execution. “Love y’all, man,” he said. “… Thank you. I can feel it, taste it. It’s not bad.”
He took about 10 deep breaths, which grew progressively weaker until he was no longer moving. Ten minutes later, at 6:18 p.m. CDT, he was pronounced dead.
The U.S. Supreme Court this afternoon rejected Jesse Hernandez’s request for a stay of execution, a court spokesman said.
The Texas attorney general’s office opposed any delay, questioning whether the high court even had jurisdiction in the case because constitutional claims weren’t raised earlier in state courts.
Thomas Jones, an assistant attorney general, said jurors who sent Hernandez to death row probably would not have approved of a trial strategy that attempted to shift blame for the child’s death to the doctors treating him.
“Such an argument smacks of chutzpah,” Jones told the Supreme Court.
The decision clears the way for Texas to put Hernandez to death by injecting him with a series of drugs, including one often used to euthanize family pets. It will be the fourth execution of the year in Texas, the 12th in the United States.
march, 28, 2012 source : http://abclocal.go.com
HUNTSVILLE, TX — The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to block the scheduled execution of a convicted child sex offender condemned in the beating death of a 10-month-old boy he was babysitting at a home in Dallas.
Forty-seven-year-old Jesse Joe Hernandez is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville for the slaying of Karlos Borjas 11 years ago.
The child was brought to a Dallas hospital in April 2001 with a skull fracture and bruises to his head, thigh and abdomen. A week later, he was taken off life support and died. Hernandez’s DNA was found in Karlos’ blood on a pillowcase and on the child’s clothing.
Hernandez denied beating the children but later acknowledged to a detective he may have hit the boy with a flashlight.
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Huntsville, Texas (AP) – La Corte Suprema de EE.UU. está considerando la posibilidad de bloquear la ejecución programada de un delincuente sexual sobre menores condenado a muerte , por golpear un niño de 10 meses de edad, cuando estaba de niñera en una casa en Dallas.
Cuarenta y siete años de edad, Jesse Joe Hernández está listo para la inyección letal la noche del miércoles en Huntsville por el asesinato de Karlos Borjas, hace 11 años.
El niño fue llevado a un hospital de Dallas en abril de 2001 con una fractura de cráneo y contusiones en la cabeza, el muslo y el abdomen. Una semana más tarde, se le retirara el respirador artificial y murió. El ADN de Hernández se encuentra en la sangre Karlos ‘en una funda de almohada y en la ropa del niño.
Hernández negó a golpear a los niños, pero más tarde reconoció a un detective que pudo haber golpeado al muchacho con una linterna.
Jesse Joe Hernandez v. Texas
Reply of petitioner Jesse Joe Hernandez filed.
Brief of respondent Texas in opposition filed.
Application (11A904) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Scalia.
Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due April 25, 2012)
Jesse Joe Hernandez, Petitioner, represented by Brad D. Levenson
Texas, Respondent, represented by Thomas M. Jones
Texas, Respondent, represented byFredericka Sargent
from Us supreme Court :
|Attorneys for Petitioner:|
|Brad D. Levenson||Director||(512) 463-8502|
|Office of Capital Writs|
|Stephen F. Austin Building|
|1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite 460|
|Austin, TX 78711|
|Party name: Jesse Joe Hernandez|
|Attorneys for Respondent:|
|Thomas M. Jones||Assistant Attorney General||(512) 936-1400|
|Office of the Attorney General of Texas|
|Post Office Box 12548|
|Austin, TX 78711-2548|
|Party name: Texas|