Posted: Oct 21, 2012 10:50 AM by Associated Press
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 (http://bit.ly/RP7z6u) 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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