A young man has been sentenced to age behind a cell, after being found guilty in the shooting death of a Valley high school graduate.
22-year-old Raul Trevino Lara was sentenced to 55 years behind bars Thursday night. Prosecutors say in October of 2012, he was inside a van that opened fire on a group of teenagers, killing 17-year-old Miguel Vasquez.
Prosecutors say Trevino Lara was a member of the Texas Chicano Brotherhood Gang, and regardless if he was the actual gunman, he could still be convicted of murder.
Conflicting Reports of Reynosa Students Killed in Pursuit
A human rights organization is heading to Reynosa, where five students were hit and killed in an alleged military pursuit. They are investigating what are now conflicting accounts of what happened.
On Wednesday, five middle school students were reportedly killed during a military convoy pursuit with cartel members. According to Tamaulipas officials, it was believed the suspects ran over the children– between the ages of 13 and 15 years old. However on Thursday, Mexico’s army denied the chase.
The National Human Rights Commission is now in the border city, trying to find out what exactly happened. The suspects are still at large.