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Texas truck driver Homero Zamorano Jr. has been arrested for the deaths of 53 migrants and remains in prison for now

According to court records, the suspected heavy-duty truck driver carrying 53 illegal immigrants who died in a smuggling failure in Texas is now. By the way, it stays behind the bar.

Homero Zamorano Jr. 45 was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday morning to determine whether he would continue to be detained, but court records indicate that the trial was abandoned. rice field. It is not clear whether Zamorano or his lawyer has abandoned the hearing.

Zamorano is one of four suspects arrested in connection with the death of 53 migrants. A photo showing Zamorano driving a large rigfrom Laredo to San Antonio has been released by the Mexican government.

Zamorano in Pasadena, Texas, was allegedly overpriced for stimulants when he abandoned an 18-wheeled vehicle by the roadside of San Antonio last month in an area known for smuggling. Authorities say he left a dying immigrant behind the truck, but witnesses heard a cry for help and found the truck . Ground.

Last week,he was charged with one count of deadly alien smuggling, said a US law firm in western Texas.

On Wednesday morning, a coroner revealed the identities of 47 of the 53 migrants who died in inhumane and hot and humid conditions in San Antonio.

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Homero Zamorano Jr.
Homero Zamorano
Homero Zamorano Jr. is driving a truck where 53 migrants died in a smuggling failure. It was taken.
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The youngest victims were 13-year-old Pascual Melvin Guachiac Sipac and 14-year-old Juan Wilmer Tulul Tepaz in Guatemala. Other victims ranged from 16 to 55 years.

Of the 47 victims identified, 22 were Mexican citizens, 19 were Guatemala and 6 were Honduras.

The coroner's office states that it is still working to identify six more victims.

Another 16 victims who survived the horrific trials remain in the San Antonio hospital.