Honduran Asylum Seeker, Separated from His Wife & Child, Dies by Suicide in Texas Jail

HeadlineJun 11, 2018
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Back in the United States, media reports have revealed that a Honduran asylum seeker who was separated from his wife and 3-year-old child after crossing the border died by suicide in mid-May, after strangling himself in a jail in Starr County, Texas. A Border Patrol agent told The Washington Post that Marco Antonio Muñoz “lost it” after agents told him he’d be separated from his child, and that the agents then “use[d] physical force to take the child out of his hands.” When Muñoz continued to protest the physical removal of his son, the agency transferred him to a nearby jail, where a guard found him dead in his cell the following morning.

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