Civil trial in teen's Border Patrol death winds down

Illegal immigrant’s parents are suing the U.S. government over showdown with agent that left the 19-year-old dead

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL

Associated Press

EL PASO A 19-year-old illegal immigrant shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent four years ago was nothing more than a scared kid, a lawyer for the family suing the government told a judge Friday.

“It was five agents and a scared 19-year-old boy with a pipe,” Enrique Moreno argued in his closing argument of the federal civil trial in the death of Juan Patricio Peraza. “Those agents … knew the rules.

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