Peter Cantu Executed: 17 Years After Brutal Gang Rape and Murder of 2 Teens

August 18th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

peter Aug 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Peter Cantu, who was convicted of the brutal gang rape, torture and murder of Elizabeth Pena, 16, and her 14-year-old friend, Jennifer Ertman, after bragging to friends and family about the gruesome act which he committed, has been executed at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas.

After cohabitating in an American prison system for longer than his victims were alive on earth, using tax payer provided computers to blog about his crimes, living seventeen years on government provided meals and medical care, and eating a last meal of chicken enchiladas, rice and a cinnamon roll, Cantu took his last breath with no friends or family present, only the families of the innocent victims of his crime came to see him die.

The family of Jennifer Ertman had no comments, and a family friend explained, “Randy and Sandy have been through enough of this. And Randy has said all that he can say. He said it in court and he’s always said it before to the cameras, and there’s just nothing else that he wants to say.”

The father of Elizabeth Pena stated, “Put it this way, I wish my daughter could have died the way he died today. Wasn’t no pain. These girls went through an awful lot of pain when they died,” said Adolfo Pena. “He deserved to die and 17 years later he died. Not soon enough.”

The young teenage girls went through agonizing pain as they were raped repeatedly by the six perpetrators, strangled and tortured with belts and shoe laces, beaten so badly that they were unrecognisable to their own families, and end the end, Cantu stood on their throats to be sure that they were dead. The men then left their broken bodies in the humid Houston, Texas heat to rot like road kill.

Cantu never showed any remorse for his crime, and actually bragged to friends and family members about the horrendous actions which he and two other men, Jose Medellin and Derrick O’Brien were executed for, and two others, Efrain Perez and Raul Villarreal, will spend life in prison for, since they were minors at the time of the crime.

The sixth perpetrator,Venacio Medellin will only spend 40 years in prison since he was only 14 at the times the crimes were committed. Some of these suspects will eventually be eligible for parole.

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