American immigration trivia:Murder of Eusebio de Haro

Immortalized in the 2005 documentary El Inmigrante, Eusebio de Haro was a Mexican citizen who had just illegally…

Immortalized in the 2005 documentary El Inmigrante, Eusebio de Haro was a Mexican citizen who had just illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border near Bracketville, Texas. Making the journey with a friend, Javier Sanchez, they came across an elderly couple. Dehydrated by the intense heat and running out of water, the pair asked for something to drink. However, the woman refused, instead yelling for her husband to call Border Patrol.


American immigration trivia:Murder of Eusebio de Haro
American immigration trivia:Murder of Eusebio de Haro

De Haro and Sanchez fled, fearing their immediate deportation; Samuel Blackwood Jr. and his wife got in their trunk and chased after the men. Attempting to stop them from escaping, Blackwood brandished a weapon, which caused de Haro and Sanchez to flee once again. The elderly man shot de Haro in the leg. As the illegal immigrant lay dying, Blackwood took out a pipe and smoked. Eventually, de Haro bled out and Blackwood was eventually found guilty of deadly conduct.

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