A mural of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, a Mexican girl who was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol representative in Nogales, Mexico, in Oct 2012.
Federal prosecutors settled Thursday they’d not hunt to retry a U.S. Border Patrol representative who was twice clear of fatally capturing a Mexican teen by approach of a limit blockade in Nogales, Ariz.
Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, was killed by Border Patrol representative Lonnie Swartz on Oct 2012. The representative settled he was behaving in self-defense when threatened by stone throwers on a Mexican aspect of a border.
As NPR’s John Burnett reported, a Mexican health workman settled that Elena Rodriguez was shot 10 instances — 8 instances within a again.
Throughout his trials, Swartz’s insurance authorised veteran concurred that a limit representative had liberated his use arms a smallest of 16 instances.
Swartz was initial attempted in Apr 2018, roughly 6 years after a capturing. He was clear of second-degree homicide, given a jury unresolved on a obtuse cost of manslaughter.
In a second hearing in October, a jury clear Swartz of contingent manslaughter, and unresolved on a cost of intentional manslaughter.
Swartz was only a third Border Patrol representative to be attempted for a murdering dedicated on responsibility. The Guardian reported that 97 people have died in encounters with a Border Patrol given 2003.