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Questions Linger Over Teen Killed At Border

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In this Sept. 28, 2010 photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent drives along the international border fence near Nogales, Ariz. The Supreme Court agreed Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 to rule on Arizona's controversial law targeting illegal immigrants. The justices said they will review a federal appeals court ruling that blocked several tough provisions in the Arizona law. One of those requires that police, while enforcing other laws, question a person's immigration status if officers suspect he is | AP

NOGALES, Sonora One year ago today, on Calle Internacional, under the shadow of the border fence, a teenage boy was riddled with bullets by one or more Border Patrol agents shooting through the fence into Mexico.

Now, as that boy’s mother awaits answers to who the agent was who killed her son and why, she questions the U.S. investigation of this shooting, which she sees as secretive, opaque and exceedingly slow.

“I want to look the agent who shot him in the face and ask him why he did it,” she said Wednesday. “The one time the Department of Justice attorneys met with us, they asked me and (her son) Diego hours of questions as though they were looking for some way they make it Jose Antonio’s fault he was shot.”

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