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Juan Patricio Trial Summary Part 4

In the cross-examination Enrique Moreno again went over the list of things that VB didn’t know, and didn’t find out, when he arrived on the scene. He didn’t know the number of officers, their position, who was in charge, whether progress had been made, whether the subject had a means of escape…the list went on. And all of those things were important, weren’t they?

VB agreed that they were.

According to his training, a Border Patrol agent was required to assess these things before resorting to deadly force, was he not?

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Juan Patricio Trial Summary Part 3

April 10, 2008. Today, Thursday, was the fourth day of the trial. The prosecution began by calling Irene Quijada to the stand. Before today I had known Juan Patricio through a single photograph (taken at Annunciation House shortly before his … Continue reading

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Juan Patricio Trial Summary Part 2

April 8, 2008. The prosecution called Agent VB to the stand. He walked up from his seat at the defense table, a few feet away from where the parents of Juan Patricio were sitting. I don’t think Cesar and Irene … Continue reading

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Juan Patricio Trial Summary Part 1

April 7, 2008, a little after nine o’clock in the morning. Five men stood before the judge with their right hands raised. They wore suits in varying shades of gray with creases running down the backs of their trouser legs. … Continue reading

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Agent shooting case postponed (Juan Patricio)

El Paso Times Staff Article Launched: 02/12/2008 12:00:00 AM MST The lawsuit by the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot and killed by an El Paso Border Patrol agent in 2003 was postponed, court documents showed. The civil … Continue reading

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Family sues Border Patrol for death of son

Family sues Border Patrol for death of son. After being shot, Peraza fell onto the pavement and Billings tried to handcuff him but other agents pulled him away. I never once thought in shooting this kid. Another BP Agent said. … Continue reading

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