06/04/2012

US DOJ to meet with parents of Mexican teen killed by Border Patrol agent

Legally complex case in which agent could not be charged because death occurred on Mexican soil

By Alejandro Martinez-Cabrera
El Paso Times

EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Department of Justice officials on Tuesday will meet with the parents of a Mexican teen who was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in 2010.

Attorney Bill Hilliard said the officials will travel from Washington, D.C., to El Paso to discuss the legally complex incident and explain to his clients, Jesus Hernández and Marca Guadalupe Huereka, the parents of Sergio Adrián Hernández Huereka, why they were unable to prosecute Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa Jr., who shot the 15-year-old boy near the Paso del Norte Bridge in June 2010.

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