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| December 8, 2018 | 8 Comments

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Third time is the charm.
Prosecutors dropping case against Border Patrol agent who shot teenager

By John Bowden
Federal prosecutors will not pursue a third trial against a Border Patrol agent who fatally shot a Mexican teenager through a border fence in 2012.

The Associated Press reports that prosecutors said in a court filing Thursday that they will not pursue a third court battle against Lonnie Swartz, who fired 16 shots at 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez in October 2012, killing him through a border fence dividing the towns of Nogales in Mexico and Arizona.

Federal prosecutors and Swartz’s defense attorneys both argued that Rodriguez was involved in throwing rocks at border agents including Swartz to distract them from attempts to catch drug smugglers moving across the border illegally. Swartz’s attorneys argued that he acted in self-defense, while prosecutors said that he lost his cool and opened fire on the teen, who they said was not a real threat.

“Agent Swartz is relieved and looking forward to moving on with his life without the threat of criminal prosecution hanging over his head,” Swartz’s attorney told the AP.

You can guess the rest; to view it anyway go to The Hill

Even a current Restraining 0rder only works on the law abiding.

Man shot and killed in reported home break-in in Scioto County

By WSAZ News Staff
SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) – A man from West Portsmouth died Thursday after being shot during a reported home break-in, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office says.

The body of Michael Bashaw, 34, was found in the backyard of the home in the 3700 block of Mackletree Road, deputies say. That’s in the Blue Creek area.

A person in the home told deputies they shot at a man trying to break inside.

Investigators say there was a previous connection between Bashaw and the resident. They say Bashaw was convicted in March 2018 of a domestic threat against the resident. There also had been a civil protection order against Bashaw that was terminated in September.

Investigators say the case appears to be self-defense, but the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office will review it.

Bashaw’s body was taken to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.

The article can be viewed here at WSAZ 3

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    A rock is a deadly weapon. Just ask the family and friends of that guy named Goliath.

    My yard is just like my home. It’s mine, come on my property by my invite, or you can leave in a coroner truck. You may could even become buzzard/worm rations. There’s 15 acres and I have a shovel.

  2. 26Limabeans says:

    “fired 16 shots at 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez”

    Happy Birthday Elaine

  3. 26Limabeans says:

    Stripped AR’s with picadilly rails.
    Meh

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