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Vigil in Nogales marks acquittal of Border Patrol agent

Following the acquittal Monday of Lonnie Swartz, the BP agent accused of murdering 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, a small group held a vigil in Nogales, Sonora, on Tuesday evening.... Read more»

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Decorated Marine vet may be deported, despite likely U.S. citizenship

A Marine veteran who served in the Gulf War was transferred to an immigration facility in Eloy last week, where he faces deportation to Mexico despite a ruling that he is a U.S. citizen. George Ybarra has criminal convictions, but his family says he needs treatment, not banishment.... Read more»

Memory of fatal BP shooting haunts Nogales three years later

Dr. Luis Contreras Sanchez was browsing social media when he heard a rapid burst of gunfire just outside his home. It was a night he would not soon forget. Outside his building in Nogales, Mexico, 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was dead on the sidewalk. He had been shot as many as ten times, the majority of the bullets hitting him on the back of his body. The shooter allegedly was Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz.... Read more»

BP agent pleads not guilty to murder in 2012 cross-border shooting

The U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with murdering a Mexican teenager in a 2012 cross-border shooting pleaded not guilty in federal court on Friday. ... Read more»

BP agent indicted for 2012 cross-border shooting death

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz has been indicted for second-degree murder in the shooting of 16-year Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez through the border fence in Nogales during an Oct. 10, 2012, incident. ... Read more»

Family of Mexican boy slain in cross-border BP shooting files suit

The family of Jose Antonio Elena Rodiguez, the Mexican teen killed in Nogales Sonora, by U.S. Border Patrol agents when they fired through the fence into Mexico in 2012, filed a civil rights lawsuit Tuesday. "I'm asking the people who killed my grandson to have the courage to show their faces," the 16-year-old's grandmother said.... Read more»