In San Antonio, Texas, a Mexican cartel leader who was living and working in the United States was convicted of killing 29 people and given multiple life sentences to be carried out in American prison. Yet, many are asking why in God’s name wasn’t this man given the death penalty.
Among the victims of Marciano Millan Vasquez’s brutal slaughter, one six-year-old girl was dismembered alive and beheaded in front of her parents on the patio of their home.
Although the executions were carried out in Mexico, Millan was arrested in the U.S. The Zetas drug gang enforcer was charged with punishing members who made mistakes. The child was slain to ensure the parents “would remember him.”
One witness told investigators that he was forced to watch the beheading because he was responsible for a missing shipment of marijuana. The convicted drug trafficker’s identity was not released, but he told the court that he was forced to witness 18 killings in one single night for his error.
He explained that one of the properties he and the monster visited, the mother, father and daughter were sitting on the patio near a fire barrel. All three were tied up and blindfolded and made to kneel. Then the maniac dismembered the child while she was still alive, after removing the blindfolds so that the family could watch the horror.
While crying, the man recalled the child’s screams as the demon cut off the child’s arm and leg and threw them in the fire.
For years, Millan smuggled drugs across the border and enforced the gang’s authority. Many people wonder why he was given a life sentence. Something more similar to the acts he performed over the years seems like it would be more appropriate. Perhaps the grieving parents should have been allowed to issue their own sentence.
Absolutely no way that this man received the punishment he deserves.