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Two arrested in Texas migrant truck tragedy could face death penalty


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Two men arrested for their alleged connection to the suffocation death of 53 migrants in an abandoned truck in San Antonio (TexasUSA) could face life in prison or the death penalty if their involvement in the case is confirmed.

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The Office of the Attorney General in the Western District of Texas issued a statement this Wednesday in which it specified that Homer Zamorano (45 years old) is accused of trafficking in foreign persons resulting in death and that christian martinez (28 years old) is charged with conspiring to illegally transport aliens resulting in death.

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A federal court in the District of Texas will determine the sentence for each based on US law.

Zamoranoa native of Brownsville, Texas, was arrested by the San Antonio Police (SAPD) on Monday when he was trying to escape through the brush surrounding the tragic scene in which the deceased or incapacitated individuals were found.

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Agents of National Security Investigations (HSI, for its acronym in English) continued with the investigations later and verified together with the border patrol of the Laredo (Texas) sector that the arrested man coincided with the images of the truck driver obtained in the cameras of video surveillance.

Homero Zamorano, 45, the truck driver. (Reuters).

HSI hit the runway Martinez through a mobile phone search warrant Zamoranoin which exchanges of messages were recorded between the two talking about a human trafficking and smuggling operation.

In addition to the arrests of Zamorano and Martínez, Mexicans Juan Claudio D’Luna-Méndez (23 years old) and Juan Francisco D’Luna-Bilbao (48 years old) were also deprived of their liberty. for being in the houses that coincided with the address where the trailer of the truck where the bodies appeared was registered.

The authorities checked their legal status and found that they had entered the United States irregularly and had two trucks in which various firearms were located.


Source: Elcomercio

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