FNS: Mexican Migrant Workers Beaten near San Diego in 2000 Receive $1.4
Date: 1/24/02 3:53:30 PM Pacific Standard Time
January 24, 2002
Mexican Migrant Workers Beaten near San Diego in 2000 Receive $1.4
The Tijuana newspaper Frontera (no relationship to FNS) reports that
five Mexican migrant workers received US$1.4 million in an out of court
settlement for the attack they sustained on July 5, 2000.
In an attack described in more detail at
the men said they were
hunted, beaten and shot at for over an hour by a group of young white
men. One man received multiple, point-blank, pellet gun shots to the
face and another was shot in the back five times.
While the settlement ends the civil side of the incident, the criminal
case continues. Accused of the attack are eight young men that were
between the ages of 14 and 16 at the time of the event.
Frontera also reported that the victims will share the settlement
according to the severity of their wounds.
Source: Frontera (Tijuana), January 24, 2002.
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