‘I want justice’: a year on, family of Guatemalan woman shot dead in Texas wait for answers - News Summed Up

‘I want justice’: a year on, family of Guatemalan woman shot dead in Texas wait for answers


Claudia, a 20-year-old indigenous woman from western Guatemala, was shot in the head by a border patrol agent in Rio Bravo, Texas, just minutes after crossing the border. It’s a year since my daughter was killed and I want the same thing now as I did then: justice,” Mr Gómez, 40, told the Guardian. Claudia Gómez graduated in 2016 with an accounting certificate, and the smart youngster hoped to continue studying but didn’t pass the tough entrance exam for a place at the country’s only public university. In the video, filmed by Martinez on her cell phone, she is repeatedly heard asking agents why they shot a young woman. Six Guatemalan children and adolescents have died trying to reach the US since Gómez died in May 2018.


Source: The Guardian May 22, 2019 06:00 UTC



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