Sunday, January 30, 2011

Three Mexican men wanted for murdering a U.S. teenager have turned themselves in at an Arizona border crossing point

Orel Vasquez, 20, Christian Vasquez, 26, and Juan Leon, 29, approached a border crossing point at Nogales, Arizona and told U.S. officers that they were wanted for a murder in the United States and were turning themselves in. U.S. officials checked their crime database and confirmed that the men were wanted for a 2009 murder in Tucson. They were taken into custody, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said. The three men were wanted for the murder of 15-year-old Brenda Arenas, who was shot in the head during a botched carjacking in Tucson on August 5, 2009. She died in her mother's arms soon after the attack. Her 3-year-old sister watched the crime from the backseat of the car. None of the men had papers to legally enter the United States.

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