Mexico worried by ruling over boy’s border killing

Mexico worried by ruling over boy’s border killing

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The ruling closes the door on a lawsuit the parents of Sergio Hernández wanted to bring against the agent who killed him

The Mexican government says it regrets a ruling by the US Supreme Court that bars the family of a Mexican boy who was killed in 2010 from suing the US border patrol agent who shot him.The boy, Sergio Hernández, was shot dead on Mexican soil by US border patrol agent Jesús Mesa, who was on the US side of the border.The court ruled that the parents could not use US courts to sue Mr Mesa.The Mexican government says it is concerned it could set a precedent.What happened in 2010?The incident happened on the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juárez, Mexico. Agent Mesa was on a bicycle patrol on the US side of the border and was reportedly alerted to the presence of people smugglers.

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The pillar where Sergio Hernández was shot dead is marked by a cross

Sergio Hernández, 15, was with a group of youths in the dry bed of the Rio Grande when Agent Mesa approached.The international border runs through the middle of the concrete culvert built to contain the river but is unmarked.

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