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Lawsuit Names Agent Who Fatally Shot Juarez Teen

Publication Date: 
June 10, 2011
Source: 
ABQ Journal
Author: 
Journal Staff

Professor Allen Weiner spoke with the ABQ Journal on the recent shooting of a 15-year-old Juarez teen by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, and the likelihood that the U.S. would allow the agent to be extradited to Mexico to stand charges.

Attorneys for the family of a 15-year-old Juarez boy have identified the U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot and killed him last June, the El Paso Times reported.

Jesus Mesa Jr. was identified in an amended complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in El Paso as the agent who shot Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca on June 7, 2010, the Times said.

The suit was filed in January identifying the agent only as John Doe, the paper reported.

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“Under the extradition treaty, the basic rule is that countries aren’t obligated to extradite their own nationals,” Allen Weiner, co-director of Stanford University’s Program in International and Comparative Law, told the Times.