Friday, October 28, 2011

R.I.P. Frank Garcia

Roman Colosseum lit to protest an execution
On October 27, 2011, Texas executed Frank Garcia, for the shooting death of San Antonio police officer Hector Garza, who had responded to a domestic dispute between Garcia and his wife.  Garcia also fatally shot his wife, Jessica, in the incident.

Garcia's attorneys argued that he was ineligible for the death penalty because he suffered from an intellectual disability, and that his trial lawyers unreasonably failed to investigate and present evidence of his mental impairments at his trial.

 This is the 39th execution in the United States in 2011, the 12th in Texas.


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