/ Modified apr 27, 2018 4:15 p.m.

Border Agent Acquitted of 2nd-Degree Murder, What’s Next?

Journalists Perla Trevizo and Paul Ingram reflect on the federal trial of Lonnie Swartz.

This week, jurors in the federal trial of Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz acquitted him of second-degree murder for the shooting death of a teenager in Mexico.

Swartz fired through the international border fence, killing 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez in Nogales, Sonora in 2012.

Arizona Daily Star reporter Perla Trevizo and Tucson Sentinel reporter Paul Ingram joined Lorraine Rivera to discuss arguments made inside the courtroom and where the case could go next. Jurors were undecided on lesser charges of involuntary manslaughter and voluntary manslaughter, giving prosecutors an opportunity to pursue another trial on those charges.

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