EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — The Mexican consulate in El Paso has hired a lawyer on retainer to provide legal advice to Mexican citizens who survived the Walmart massacre and to families of the victims.
“We are making him available to the survivors and the victims’ families in case they wish to pursue a legal claim, in case they want to seek
The attorney is Enrique Moreno, a
Eight of the 22 people killed on Aug. 3 at the Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall were Mexican citizens, as were some of the injured survivors. Two of those survivors remain hospitalized.
Mexican officials had previously stated that their government would facilitate its nationals a list of attorneys, should they wish to take legal action later. But many peripheral issues have come up in the meantime, such as recovering property or identification documents, negotiating hospital bills and accommodating visiting family members in El Paso.
Now, the Mexican government wants to make sure its citizens affected by the shooting have the information necessary for any future civil claims or participation in upcoming criminal procedures. Patrick Crusius, from Allen, Texas, remains jailed in El Paso as the only suspect in the Walmart mass shooting.
“Those who decide what course legal they want to follow are the victims and their families; all we are doing is making this very capable lawyer available to them for