Monday, May 1, 2017

Judge frees and removes robbery charges against United States ex Marine

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Zetatijuana article

Subject Matter: James Tyler Yeager
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required


Reporter: Ines Garcia Ramos
The Judge Leticia Larranga Vizcarra set free the ex Marine from the United States, James Tyler Yeager, who was detained on 23rd of April by the Federal Police after breaking into a house in the Fraccionamiento San Antonio del Mar in Tijuana armed with a shotgun, to rob the owner of his wallet and tape recorder.

In a hearing held on Sunday afternoon, April the 30th, Judge Leticia Larranga Vizcarra determined that there were mitigating circumstances because it could not be proven that the American understood the reason for his arrest, since no translator was provided for him.

For this reason, which was considered a violation of his human rights, the charges of robbery with violence were withdrawn.




Although a representative of the PGJE stated that on the day of Yeagers arrest, the United States Consulate in Tijuana was informed of the fact, the Judge considered that the PGJE did not provide a translator.

In the criminal file, several persons who act as translators in various proceedings were registered o, but in his statement, the American assured that he did not understand what was explained to him in English and signed the documents which affirmed that he understood the charges against him, to expedite the process and return home.

In turn, his legal defence argued that since there were no translators or certified experts, there was no way to verify that a creditable translation was made to him.

Yeager was identified by neighbors of the sub division location on the Tijauana - Rosarito as the person responsible for more than ten assaults and had been captured on security cameras when entering homes, as the residents themselves had reported.

His Lawyer, Fernando Benitez, who defended Jorge Hank Rhon in 2011, when he was detained with an arsenal of weapons, and recently led the defence of Andrew Tahmooressi, another former Marine detained when he entered Tijuana with guns and ammunition from the United States in 2014.

Earlier the American had received a Lawyer from the Public Defenders Office, but according to the Lawyer himself, he was contacted by the Producer of a US program called Montel, a talk show conducted by Montel Williams a former veteran, to represent Yeager.

On the advice of his advocate, Yeager took the hearing which lasted three hours. He spoke with a translator at his side, he was beaten by men his believes were Police as they wore uniforms and name badges and they placed a black bag over his head, as they handed him over to Federal Police patrol.

However, this statement was not submitted by his Lawyer Benitez, who focused his allegations on the lack of a translator present and the fact that the American said he did not understand why he was arrested or what his rights were.

Benitez said that Yeager had lived in a state of destitution, did not have a fixed address and the detainee himself said he did not have a job or any source of income. For days, one of his ID photographs circulated between residents of San Antonio del Mar, who had even had meetings with the PGR and Municipal Police in Tijuana to request the arrest of the American.


According to the integrated Police report, on Sunday 23rd of April at 14:00 a man requested the intervention of Federal Police agents who were travelling on the Tijuana-Ensenada highway because a man had entered his home with a shotgun and stolen personal items.

At that moment, the officers saw a man running out of the house with a gun in one hand, which he threw as he ran, the caught up with him some minutes later. Both the victim of the robbery and the officers said they saw how fell on two occasions, causing him head injuries.

The Judge did not dismiss the preliminary data provided by the Attorney General, such as the  statement of the officers and the statement of the victim of the robbery, but only focused on the release of the accused in the lack of guarantees with the time at their disposal.

In addition the American faces charges of domestic violence in Montana, from whence he originates. Upon being reviewed by a physician of the PGJE, Yeager admitted having taken crystal meth.

The former Marine is expected to be released in the next few hours, but since he is undocumented in Mexico, he could be deported to the United States by the National Institute of Migration.

Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana

61 comments:

  1. Montel is growing stupid, this gringo should go to court in mexico as soon as he learns spanish, there are free classes en el Hongo.

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  2. Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. Great troops 2 work with. - Sol Prendido

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    1. 2 PTSD ex-Marines,one caought smuggling weapons to make extra cash for drug habbits and the other finishing a vendetta. What a surprise, the US needs to find these men jobs and good doctors. These young men fought a useless war and were lied to about the war been about freedom and liberty. Help them out Mr.Turdmp!!

      Stella Artois

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  3. Just a junkie
    Another casualty of the war on drugs

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  4. Narco news must be slow...I hope he was at least robbing drug dealers, but then again he looks like junkie.

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    1. Blogging Narcos is a different site. This story had to do with borderlands and wad written in Spanish. How many stories did u translate this weekend for us to enjoy???

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    2. I wouldn't have to translate any story. I speak, read and write in English and Spanish. I'm not much for writing, but I can tell you some stories, better yet I can show you...

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  5. get a job, homes? no nuclear science.

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  6. With all due respect, what does this story have to do with the Mexican drug war?

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    1. This story has a lot to do with Mexican drugs. It shows how uncle Sam permits its troops to take illegal drugs so that they get courage to fight when they are stoned silly. Plus a drug induced troop will not question as to why he is fighting that war which in no way threatens his country but rathervits for the benefit of the corrupt American politicians and the greedy mega corporates. American troops are allowed to be doped and used as dispensible cannon fodder.

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    2. BB doesn't only report on drug trafficking, it reports on crime on the border in general, including extortion, kidnapping, I thought this story would be of interest to both USA and Mexican readers.

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    3. This website is called Borderland Beat not Drug Wars. Did you translate any "narco war" articles this weekend????

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    4. its called borderland not cartel land

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    5. Military does not allow field troops to take drugs and if anyone in the field takes drugs the NCOs come down on them like a ton of bricks. It would be the height of insanity to allow people with weapons to take drugs. Even drinking can get you brought up on charges. I don't know anything about this character but it sounds like he was just a doper who was supporting his habit through burglary.

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    6. Otis B, you are fine. Love to read more of this. Cry babies that post stupid comments face no sense to even be part of this group. Keep posting away buddy.

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  7. Unbelievable! Despite being subdued with a firearm from a robbery and eyewitness he was released on technicalities.
    Sad situation. A veteran with possible PTSD ?
    Or just an American who chose the wrong path?
    Nevertheless circumstances as such should not be overlooked. Unacceptable behavior and ignorance should not go unpunished.
    A valuable lesson has emerged from this ordeal.
    Hopefully he grasps the meaning behind it. Life is precious and stupidity comes with a price.

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    1. It's Mexico happens all the time

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    2. Would Trump let a Mexican marine off as easily?????

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    3. Im entertained by how everyone is compassionate for the white guy who inserted to be a soldier. At least he had options. How many in Mexico are forced and everyone wants to judge them as soon as they finish the article

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  8. White boy got off... what a surprise

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  9. Hopefully he does not come back to the area or there will be street justice happening in the future. Very good attorney though. Thumbs up.

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  10. We Americans should be protesting in the streets if Mexico deports this angel! /S

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    1. We should be protesting the injustice of this thieving drug addict in our neighbors country. Or put charges on him just like they do the narcos for crimes committed on Mexican soil

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  11. Crystal meth is a hell drug it makes you think and do bad stuff I only used to flap flap and watch x on my phone
    El bebe

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    1. I do that anyways while sober.

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  12. That has to be a first, the Mexicans are deporting an American BACK to the U.S.
    Maybe the Mexicans should build a wall to keep all the Gringos out!!!

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    1. Hopefully not the last to be deported to origin of country. Like America, Mexico has its obligations to its citizens. To protect and serve. Mexico has enough issues with violence and crime . Fine example of unwanted behavior being implemented by Mexican government. Just like their neighbors doing to them.
      Love the irony.

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    2. Educate yourself. Last year a young white male was extradited back to Ft Worth. His crime was killing a family in a drunk driving case. He received 10 years probation for multiple murders. When he violated he got scarred n ran to Mexico. He is still out on probation. US justice system at its finest.

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    3. 12:05 the affluenza kid is actually doing 2 years for the probation violation..He is however trying to get texas supreme court to let him out early..

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  13. Those illegal Americans in Mexico doing crime!
    All 10 of them!
    How many illegals in America doing crime?
    over 1 million!
    Too funny!

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    1. Have you every traveled outside the USA??? There's a whole world outside the US borders which you should explore

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    2. Too funny! Over a 1 million (white) Americans live in Mexico. There's also Canadians and Chinese, as well as other nationalities. And guess what.... a lot of those are criminals who are hiding from the US legal system. Something even "funnier", the border states are dealing with thousands of illegal Africans who entered Mexico illegally and are trying to cross into the US.

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    3. @ 7:34 am

      Most ignorant comment on here dude. Im white living in tijuana and let me tell you theirs tons of Americans doing crime here in Mexico. Because you are not hearing or seeing does not mean its not going on man. Get real and wake up!

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  14. An American being deported from Mexico. How refreshing.
    P.G.T.B.

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    1. Just because you don't know about it doesn't mean it doesn't happen. You probably don't know anything about Dulce, NM either

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  15. Homie better get that judge a big thank you card or basket. Mexico was going to make chicharones with his body!!

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    1. Would it be better to get on his knees and thank God for a second , third chance at living. Rather than the shit hole of misery of uncertain years in prison

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  16. Otis B. Fly-Wheel, be aware that there is no such thing as an "EX"-Marine. Former Marine, or not at all a Marine.

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    1. Once a Marine Always a Marine Semper Fi

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    2. He still got whop ass dumb usa marine

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    1. He got a mexican bet down dumb marin

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  18. Cartel de Gringos Nueva Generacion is making its presence felt

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  19. All of you should be careful with your verbage. This is not the last you will see of this gringo. Word on the streets is the Gulf Cartel is hiring hitmen from private US contractors that are hiring out to the cartels. This wasn't just a Marine that made a dumb mistake. This was a Marine that was about to make sicarios pay for their dumb mistakes. I read recently that El Mencho and his Jalisco Cartel are being trained by a former special forces operative from the US. Lets keep in mind, the CIA has trained armies all over the globe. Don't overlook this. Something is happening right before our eyes. #barryseal

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    1. Remind your self All wars are bankers wars even drug war. And How are the helpers of zionst robber bankers the CIA.

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    2. Where did you read this?
      Fakenews.com????
      Hahahah

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  20. This nigga is a meth head look at him he is lucky he didn't get caught by cartel members

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    1. I wish we could have been that lucky, but once again, this loser gets away with doing whatever he wants with no consequences. I was hoping the cartel would do away with him permanently. Too bad they didn't. I know him personally so I can judge him.

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  21. So, mochomo can get away by hiring these TJ lawyers stating he did not understand the charges when he got transferred/arrested onto US soil?

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  22. That is a a whole bunch of crap. Shame on that judge. Mexico really needs to start standing up for themselves.

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  23. Wow, what happens if CBP insist on a valid U.S. passport for re-entry?

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  24. Coward mex gov should have given that pos white boy 25 in mex jail

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  25. Expect criminals being released over technicalities much more frequently, it’s something that has happened historically in Mexico, but now there truly is a legal reason. Nearly a year ago, Mexico transitioned to an accusatory criminal justice system at the federal and state levels throughout the country. This new system is totally different from what they had and they are ill prepared at the current time. Even the most optimistic government officials admit that they are 10-15 years away from being fully functional and having cops, crime scene personnel, prosecutors and judges trained and successfully prosecuting cases. I just left three years working in Mexico, dedicating some of my efforts to this endeavor, there is going to be some growing pains.

    https://mx.usembassy.gov/united-states-marks-milestone-mexicos-transition-new-criminal-justice-system/

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  26. I think this guy should be punished. Letting him off on a b.s. technicality is not ok. Armed robbery/burglery is a serious crime. The judge is being too kind to this criminal. I am american white male. The people living in that neighborhood must be upset also..

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    1. Illegal immigrants in the US get released and let go everyday. That isn't right either. The world's entire justice system is jacked up. Not just the US or Mexico. I see people who are arrested for armed robbery receive a $10,000 bond. But then you see a guy arrested for possession of marijuana or burglary receive a $40,000 bond. Big story out of Oklahoma: a Tulsa man, Hispanic-American, with no criminal record is arrested for car theft and assault. He took the Lexus he bought his wife away from her lover and whipped his ass in the process. He got a $75,000 bond. A 23 kid in Oklahoma City, who is a gang banger just released from a 3 year prison sentence commits armed robbery, carjacking, kidnap, firing a fireman in public, and possession of weapon by a convicted felon. He is the alleged leader of a local street gang and known drug trafficker. He gets a $50,000 bond.

      Go figure that out!

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  27. The truth is, we do not really know the whole story. Although it is refreshing seeing a white boy in the mix.

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  28. Us gueros show up better in the fotos

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  29. He is a "Dreamer". He should not be in jail. He should be able to commit all the crime he wants. Mex should be paying he and his entire families housing, food, medical, college, etc., etc.. He should also complain against the Mex people that would pay for all this, about his human rights and Injustice. Just like the leach mex in the US.

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  30. The Epitome of White Privilege

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