Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Execution Watch: Humberto Leal, Jr.

Humberto Leal, Jr., gets visit from anti-death penalty activist Germain Corbin.

By Elizabeth Stein
Producer, Execution Watch

Texas plans to execute a man tomorrow who's at the eye of an international political storm.

Humberto Leal, Jr., wasn't given consular access at his arrest, as guaranteed in the Vienna Treaty on Consular Relations. Gov. Rick Perry is under intense pressure to put off the execution, at least until the treaty issue is resolved.

Unless Humberto receives a stay, we'll broadcast live news and commentary of his execution on Execution Watch. Details are below. Supporters may now "Like" the Execution Watch page on Facebook.


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HUMBERTO LEAL, JR., 38. President Obama's pleas to stay the Mexican citizen's execution are having no impact on Governor Perry, who is also turning a deaf ear to the international community and the elite of the U.S. military and criminal justice system. They've warned that Leal's execution would endanger Americans abroad by violating a treaty guaranteeing consular access to foreign nationals who are arrested. Leal's executioin is slated six years to the week since he was condemned in the slaying of a 16-year-old San Antonio girl. More background at > Backpage on Humberto Leal, Jr.

Host: RAY HILL, an ex-convict whose activism has included shepherding several cases to the U.S. Supreme Court., he founded, and hosted for 30 years, the Prison Show on KPFT. His new internet talk show may be heard every weekday on at 2 p.m. CT.

Legal Analyst: JIM SKELTON, a legal educator and retired attorney, he’s a native Texan and  iconoclast who has seen capital trials from both the prosecution table and the defense table.

Featured Interview: PROF. DENNIS LONGMIRE, Professor of criminal justice and director of the Survey Research Program at Sam Houston State University, His research has been widely published. Among his professional activities is serving on the Jail Diversion Task Force, Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County, Texas. He is a frequent participant in silent vigils outside the death house in Huntsville.

Reporter, Death House, Huntsville: GLORIA RUBAC. Founder of the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement,

Reporter, Houston Vigil: DAVE ATWOOD, board member of Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and author of the memoir, Detour to Death Row.

On July 20, Texas plans to execute MARK STROMAN. If that happens, Execution Watch will broadcast. Details:

PRODUCER: Elizabeth Ann Stein, eliza.tx.usa
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Otis Maclay, omaclay
THEME:  By Victoria Panetti, SheMonster International,


egaskidtx2 said...

He's no different from any other and should not get any special treatment, the victims are the family of the girl that was murdered, there are to many liberal bleeding hearts out there, they should be concerned about the victim, not the actor the committed the crime, he did the crime, he should pay the price no matter where he's from.

Anonymous said...

He's no different from the others on death row, funny how their always sorry for committing the crime, he did the crime, he should pay the price, always handy to play the race card, he has been here since 2 years of age and knows there is consequences for his actions, the concern should be for the victim and her family, the United States has turned into a society of bleeding hearts.

Anonymous said...

this scumbag deserves to die for what he did to that girl.he was never denied his rights. he was given a fare trial by jury. i hope they throw the switch today bye bye humberto,

Anonymous said...

Good, the lunatic is dead!