Oct 21, 2012 1:50 PM by Associated Press

Moms ask for 'justice' in Nogales border shootings

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - The mothers of two teenagers recently killed by cross-border gunfire from U.S. Border Patrol agents are asking for justice.

The Nogales International reports ( that the Araceli Rodriguez and Zelma Berenice Barron held a press conference Saturday in Nogales, Sonora, and demanded that the agents involved be punished.

Rodriguez, mother of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez who was shot last week. Barron, mother of 17-year-old Ramses Barron Torres, who was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent on the east side of town in January 2011.

In both cases, U.S. authorities say the teens were shot in response to alleged rock-throwing as agents tried to thwart drug-smuggling attempts.

Rodriguez apparently was hit seven times by gunfire from U.S. Border Patrol.


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