Sergio Guereca: Watch Out, America -- Parents Of Kid Shot On Mexican Side Of Border Have Hired A Houston Personal-Injury Attorney
The June 7 shooting of 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca near El Paso became an internet sensation and has provoked demonstations against the U.S. Border Patrol.
But the feds have no idea what's hit them yet: The parents of the victim have hired a Houston personal-injury lawyer to represent them. A Houston personal-injury lawyer who puts out press releases.
Cristobal Galindo, whose website tells of an expertise in PI, divorce and other legal specialties, announced today that he is representing the interests of Guereca's parents.
"My clients have endured a tragic loss made worse by the labeling of
their son as a human trafficker and drug smuggler," He says in the release.
Galindo formally notified the U.S. Department of Justice that he is representing Maria Guadalupe Guereca Batancour and Jesus L. Hernandez, the parents of the slain teen.
Initial reports indicated that Guereca was involved in illegal enterprises when he became involved in an incident where Border Patrol agents said they had rocks thrown at them across the Rio Grande. Galindo says no way:
Galindo says the slain teen was a good student and an accomplished athlete being raised by a single mother now mourning the loss of her youngest child. Galindo says Sergio was not involved in a rock-throwing incident that occurred before the shooting nor was he involved in any other criminal activity.
The grieving parents want a speedy and equitable resolution to this case and look forward to clearing their son's name. The U.S. and Mexican governments have launched investigations into the shooting death. The incident has renewed a heated international debate about immigration and has further strained relations between the U.S. and Mexico.
"Galindo says his clients are seeking justice for their son who has wrongly and unjustly been portrayed as a criminal," the release says.
So look for a lawsuit, feds.
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