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Scott Warren waits for a jury to return a verdict on Friday, June 7, 2019.

The jury reviewing the case against No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren will continue to deliberate for a third day, after the judge in the case issued an "Allen charge" and instructed them to try to reach a verdict. Read more»

Scott Warren waiting while the jury deliberated Friday.

Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys made their closing arguments in the Scott Warren trial Friday, sending the felony case against the humanitarian aid volunteer to a jury, which deliberated all afternoon without reaching a verdict. Read more»

'The Barn' just outside of Ajo, Arizona.

Scott Warren, a No More Deaths volunteer on trial after his arrest by Border Patrol in 2018, wound up his testimony Thursday as his defense finished their case, and prosecutors questioned a final witness. Read more» 1

Scott Warren in Ajo in August 2018.

No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren testified in his own defense, telling jurors Wednesday that that his spiritual values compel him to help those who "stumble" out of the desert and that doing so is "good and right, especially in a place that feels like a low-intensity conflict." Read more» 5

Scott Warren in Ajo, Arizona in August 2018.

Border Patrol agents testified against Scott Warren, a No More Deaths volunteer facing harboring and conspiracy charges, as the trial entered its second day Thursday. Read more»

Scott Warren in Ajo, Arizona in August 2018.

Federal prosecutors argued Wednesday that Scott Warren, a volunteer for a humanitarian group that works to save people from dying in Arizona's hostile deserts, was engaged in a "criminal conspiracy" when he decided to harbor two men in the country without authorization in 2018. Read more»

A memorial for 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was killed by a Border Patrol agent in a 2012 cross-border shooting in Nogales.

The outcome of a lawsuit filed by the family of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, a Mexican teenager killed in a 2012 cross-border shooting in Nogales, hinges on a similar court case from Texas that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this fall. Read more»

Scott Warren during a ceremony in Ajo last August.

The case against Scott Warren, a No More Deaths volunteer who faces harboring charges after he was arrested by Border Patrol, will move forward after a federal judge rejected a motion to dismiss the case that argued his arrest in Ajo "arose from selective enforcement." Read more»

A blue flag marking a water drop in the Cabeza Prieta wilderness in August 2018.

As the trial of a No More Deaths volunteer drew to a close Wednesday, members of the group continued to search for a man missing since last week in the remote Cabeza Prieta refuge, and discovered human remains. Read more»

Scott Warren during a ceremony in Ajo, Ariz., last August.

The land where migrants have suffered and died, often alone under “excruciating” circumstances is “sacred” and leaving water there is an act of faith, No More Deaths activist Scott Warren testified as his federal trial began Monday. Read more»

Scott Warren during a ceremony in Ajo last August.

Lawyers are asking a federal court to dismiss harboring charges against a No More Deaths volunteer, arguing that newly disclosed text messages show the decision to keep watch on the group was done in retaliation for a critical report on Border Patrol released just hours earlier. Read more»

Lonnie Swartz walks into federal court in March 2018.

Federal prosecutors said they cannot file new charges against Lonnie Swartz, ending the case against the BP agent who once faced a second-degree murder trial, and then manslaughter charges, for shooting and killing a 16-year-old boy in a cross-border shooting in 2012. Read more»

Araceli Rodriguez speaks to supporters outside of the federal courthouse Wednesday afternoon

Jurors in the trial of Lonnie Swartz, the Border Patrol agent on trial in a cross-border shooting, found him not guilty of involuntary manslaughter on Wednesday. Jurors did not reach a verdict on a voluntary manslaughter charge. Read more» 1

Lonnie Swartz walks into federal court in March.

Jurors began deliberating Friday after closing arguments in the case against Lonnie Swartz, the Border Patrol agent on trial for manslaughter for shooting and killing 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez more than six years ago in Nogales. Read more»

The scene where Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, died on October 12, 2010 after he was shot and killed by Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz.

Over the last two days, Lonnie Swartz's defense team assembled a trio of experts to challenge major parts of the prosecution's case against the Border Patrol agent, who faces manslaughter charges in the 2012 shooting of a Mexican teenager. Read more»

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