Mother of Slain Mexican Teen Sues US Border Patrol

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 01:27 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

The mother of a Mexican teen who was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent nearly two years ago is suing the agency in federal court.

The ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of Araceli Rodriguez on Tuesday. Rodriguez is the mother of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was 16 years old when he was fatally wounded by gunshots fired from Nogales, Arizona, into Nogales, Sonora, in October 2012.

The Border Patrol has said that Rodriguez was among several people who were throwing rocks at agents across the steel fence that divides the two countries.

Rodriguez says her son was simply walking home after playing basketball with friends. An autopsy report shows Rodriguez was struck in the back by at least eight bullets.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Teacher Tried to Stop Washington State Shooting

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 15:56 PM

A union official says a newly hired high school teacher confronted a gunman during a deadly shooting at a Washington sta . . .

Ebola Airport Order Opens Cuomo-de Blasio Rift

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 15:20 PM

A decision by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to subject medical personnel to a 21-day qua . . .

Early Voting Alters Campaigns' Strategies, Costs

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 14:35 PM

For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That's because they've already voted. A growing throng of  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved