Some people are very lucky or they have lots of juice when it comes to apprehending a fugitive accused of murder who has crossed the border to Mexico.
Jonathan Mora was driving a 2016 Nissan Altima last September when he fled the scene of the accident that killed another human being, Zion Jimenez.
Zion Jimenez was hospitalized at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with life-threatening injuries; he died September 21 of blunt-force injuries to the head and neck.
Jonathan Mora fled the scene of a crash that killed Jimenez. Mora had been at large until investigators learned he probably fled to Mexico. Mexican authorities, with help from U.S. Marshals and the Metropolitan Police Department, arrested Jonathan Mora in Los Mochis, Mexico.
Marshals worked with federal authorities to bring Mora across the Mexican border to the United States. It is very difficult to believe that the U.S. Marshals can extradite a murder suspect of a traffic accident from Mexico and they ignore other murder cases when it is well-known that murder has no statute of
limitations. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has binders of murder cases as far back as 1943, and they are still digging into those cases. I assume (of course we all know what happens when we assume) that other police departments have similar practices and records.
There is a case of a senior citizen who was shot to death by her son-in-law and left her daughter, the man’s wife, for dead. A woman who survived the attack was left in a wheelchair for life. After months in a hospital learning how to continue with her crippled life, she had to learn again how to even perform her most important physical needs again.
This case happened in Florida; the Florida FBI ignored the case completely. The Las Vegas FBI was informed of the whereabouts of the murderer who is living in Mexico. An FBI agent was giving details of his address, the relatives in Florida supported him in Mexico, gave them pictures of everyone involved, and the answer of the FBI agent was “Mexico will never cooperate with us, it is very difficult to deal with Mexico. We really prefer not to get involved, but we will try to transfer this information to the Florida office of the FBI.” He never bothered to communicate the information and refused to provide the
name of the Florida FBI agent who received the information (if in fact he ever sent such information).
Do we need to believe that they ignored the case because the two women involved were black women? Where were the U.S. Marshals when needed?
This is why I always wonder what happens to the manhood (to put it nicely) of the people in authority in this country when they are so afraid and scared of authorities in foreign countries.
We need to take into consideration that the two ladies of this story were American citizens, and the man in question is also an American citizen and not even of Mexican descent. What are the FBI and the U.S. Marshals afraid of?
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Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky,
email her at pviasmensky@lasvegas tribune.com.