Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Puerto Rican officials begged for clemency - Angel Diaz

STARKE, Fla. (AP) -- A Puerto Rican man convicted of killing a Miami topless bar manager 27 years ago was set for execution Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final appeal.

Angel Nieves Diaz, 55, was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 6 p.m. EST, about an hour after the justices declined to intervene. The news came after Puerto Rican officials begged for clemency and as Diaz's relatives gathering outside Florida State Prison claimed his innocence. State policy prohibits the condemned inmate's family members from witnessing the execution.


Anonymous said...

Spare me the "poor Angel" crap. The guy got what he deserved. He got away with his first murder and escaped to the USA to live free, participated in an infamous armor-carr robbery, participated in another murder and now, justice has been served. Thank you to the Supreme Court abd the satate of Florida. Good riddance to Angel!

Scottl said...

Well, murdering a strip joint manager is not exactly the same thing as a Bundy or a Dahmer. The man did not get a fair trial and the judge was an absolute idiot for allowing this guy to defend himself.