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RGV Border Patrol Arrests Previously Convicted Murderers

8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Tuesday, November 19 2019 Nov 19, 2019 November 19, 2019 9:47 AM November 19, 2019 in News - Local

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.

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