RGV Border Patrol Arrests Previously Convicted Murderers
EDINBURG – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two previously convicted murderers within three days of each other.
Wednesday, agents from the McAllen station arrested a Mexican national, later identified as Jose Mendez-Hernandez near Havana as he entered the United States illegally.
Record checks revealed, a prior arrest and conviction for murder by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office.
Mendez-Hernandez received a sentenced of more than 20 years in prison for the murder charge.
Saturday morning, McAllen agents apprehended Jaime Cantu-Leal, a Mexican national, near Mission.
Record checks revealed that Cantu-Leal was arrested by the McAllen Police Department in 1994 for murder.
He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to 18 years confinement.
Border Patrol is processing both subjects accordingly.