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Border Patrol agent's trial in Mexican killing delayed

Posted: 11:57 AM, May 08, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-08 20:20:26-04
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The second-degree murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of fatally shooting a Mexican teen on the other side of the international border has been delayed again.
 
The trial of Lonnie Swartz has seen at least six delays since the agent in the Tucson Sector was charged in September 2015.
 
The latest June 19 trial date was moved to Oct. 12.
 
Swartz is accused of firing through the border fence from Nogales, Arizona, into Nogales, Sonora, and striking 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez about 10 times. He said Elena Rodriguez threw rocks at him, endangering his life.
 
The boy's family says that's not true.
 
Swartz, who is on leave, is also facing a civil rights lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of the boy's mother.