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Parents accused of putting daughter's body in acid sentenced

Nov. 20, 2019 3:56 PM EST

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — The parents of a 2-year-old whose body was found in a bucket of acid in their South Texas apartment in February have been sentenced to prison. Monica Dominguez was sentenced Friday to 20 years after pleading guilty to tampering with evidence, endangering a child and abuse of a corpse....

US experiments in Texas with plan to speed asylum decisions

Oct. 28, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities are testing a program to speed up reviews of asylum claims at a Texas Border Patrol station, offering a glimpse of how the Trump administration may enforce its partial asylum ban. The pilot project, called the "Prompt Asylum Case Review" system, began Oct....

Judge won’t reduce bond for Border Agent accused of killings

Oct. 3, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A judge in Texas has declined to reduce the bond for a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of killing four women last year who prosecutors say were sex workers. KGNS-TV says the judge in the border city of Laredo on Thursday denied the bond reduction request for Juan David Ortiz. Ortiz,...

Arrest warrants issued for Mexican police in killings

Sep. 24, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in northern Mexico have filed arrest warrants against seven state police officers for allegedly executing eight people in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, across from Laredo, Texas. Prosecutors said Tuesday the eight officers are charged with homicide, abuse of authority,...

53 people illegally in US found in tractor-trailer in Texas

Sep. 22, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says agents at a checkpoint in Texas found 53 migrants who had entered the country illegally hiding in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer. The Border Patrol said Friday that the migrants were found Tuesday during a search of the truck at a checkpoint on...