This week in 2000

October 23rd, 2012 by admin

“I want to thank my attorneys, Father Walsh…Sylvia, te quiero mucho y a Consulado, te quiero decir muchas gracias por todo. I want to say I am sorry and I say a prayer today for you so you can have peace and I hope that you can forgive me. God is waiting and God is waiting now.”

— Miguel Flores, convicted of murder and sexual assualt, lethal injection, Texas
Executed November 9, 2000

Separated by a window and a few feet, the family of Flores watched his final sentence unfold for convicted abduction rape and murder of a 20-year-old woman.  Previously, Flores, a native of Mexico, became the subject of a possible violation of international criminal justice treaties between Texas and Mexican foreign officials who tried to block Flores’ execution.  Flores’ execution became one of many overlooked by the media in the midst of the 2000 presidential election.

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