Immigrant taken from Austin courthouse by ICE killed in Mexico

The man who was taken by ICE from the Travis County courthouse earlier this year has been found murdered near his wife’s family’s home in Mexico.

Juan Coronilla-Guerrero’s wife warned a judge that her husband would be killed if the U.S. government followed through with his deportation. According to KVUE’s partners at the Austin American-Statesman, the 28-year-old man’s body was found on the side of the road Sept. 13 in San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato. 

Coronilla-Guerrero’s wife told the Statesman four men barged into a house owned by her family in the middle of the night on Sept. 12 and pulled Juan from his bed at gunpoint. The autopsy report states Coronilla-Guerrero died from gunshot wounds.

“I knew that if he came back here, they were going to kill him, and look, that’s what happened. That’s what happened,” Coronilla-Guerrero’s wife told the Statesman.

Coronilla-Guerrero had arrived at the Travis County Courthouse on March 3 for a hearing when Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained him on charges of illegal reentry, and the Statesman reported in March that he had previously been deported in 2008.

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