I was just wondering how true is the question you all have listed on the TDCJ website. Are we sure that the presiding judge is still living or still in the area? You might wonder why I am asking. Well, I will be happy to answer the question, but please allow me to explain. First, days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, months turn into years. True, but what does that have to do with why I am writing. Well, if you or someone in your family has gone through what our family has gone through then its easy to understand. Mr. Ignacio Gomez TCDJ: 999290 wanting now to claim he is a Mexican, after all he went to school here worked here lived here all this time he considered himself a well known citizen (An El Pasoan) until he kill not one, not two but three people without even having mercy or trying to figure out who was the one who really broke his mothers windows. Three lives paid for broken windows. They must have been made of some real expensive material other than glass? Shame on this mother, who called her son instead of the police. I wonder if she was more afraid of INS rather than the person who really broke her windows. This mother should be deported right away, no more excuses. There are 9 inmates on Texas Death Row from El Paso, there must be an issue with this city that needs the Governor's attention! Those from El Paso are few El Pasoans on death row: Fabian Hernandez, 2009. Justen Hall, 2005. David Renteria, 2003. Irving Alvin Davis, 2002. Rigoberto Avila Jr., 2001. Ignacio Gomez, 1998. Angel Rivera, 1987. Cesar Fierro, 1980. Tony Egbuna Ford, 1993. If we wait for the presiding judges then who will be doing the judges job, when he/she gets busy trying to figure out when it's a good time to have a person executed? This man Mr. Gomez has long since exhausted all his appeals and nothing has been done. WHY? Is the answer to all victims having lost their love ones over stupidity of these individuals. See the dates of when they were received, but look at when the crime took place. They had time to fix things up which the victims had no choice or chance for that matter.
Just to make it a short story: “Born 12/02/1969 in Chihuahua, Mexico, Ignacio Gomez went to school and dropped out after completing 9 years. Looking for a better life Ignacio Gomez illegally came to the United States where he worked as a laborer. On 11/23/1996 in El Paso, Texas, Gomez fatally shot and killed an 18-year old white male and two 16-year old white males with a 357-caliber pistol. Gomez shot the three repeatedly in the head and then buried them in the sand dunes in the desert.” Ignacio Gomez, 32, sentenced to death in October 1998 for the Nov. 23, 1996, shooting deaths of Michael and Matthew Meredith and Toby Hatheway Jr. It has now been almost 14 years ago, at least his family will know exactly when he dies, something we weren't told when he killed our love one. It must be nice to know that the city is allowing him to continue to live and the state is not doing anything.
“ Q. How is it determined what date a death row offender will be scheduled for execution?
A. The judge presiding over a capital punishment case sets the date of execution for a death row offender when it appears that appeals in the case have been exhausted. When TDCJ receives a warrant of execution from the court, we add the offender's name to the list of scheduled executions, scheduling the execution on the date ordered by the court. [Return to Death Row Page] Last Updated: September 17 , 2010
As I have tried repeatedly to find out more on this case and have send several emails trying to figure out when will Mr. Gomez finally have his chance to take some of his own medicine, nothing seems to happen. Please see if the Governor can assist these judges to stop using our tax dollars to support these criminals. Deport all these immigrants so they can let us Americans live at ease, let these Immigrants cause their country all these tax dollars supporting their criminal activities. Close down the boarders for good, not allowing this criminals into the US at all.
Well, i sort of got an answer of some kind, but it doesn't make sense. Yes, Texas has more executions in the US than any other state but I don't think El Paso considers themselves a part of TX at lease not their law enforcement since they drag things on for so long. Here is the answer I got.
September 20, 2010
Letter No.: 11-0309-01
RE Ignacio Gomez, #999290
TDCJ Jester IV Unit
Dear Ms. X
This is in response to your letter sent to this office regarding Offender Gomez.
I have forwarded a copy of your e-mail to Mr. X of the Victim Services Division. They will review your e-mail and provide you with a response. You may contact the Victim Service Division at 512-406-5900 or 800-848-4284. You may also e-mail them firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for contacting this office. I hope this information will assist you.