Crime

Juan Garcia, Alleged Kid-Killer, Turns Himself In to Authorities Near the Border

Juan Garcia -- who's accused of killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in February -- turned himself in to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents near the border crossing in Lukeville on Friday, the Pima County Sheriff's Department confirmed.

Garcia, 18, has been wanted by Phoenix police since going on the run after allegedly beating 2-year-old Jorge Zamora-Rogel to death on February 24.

The boy's mother, 18-year-old Wendy Rogel-Pagasa, was arrested for allegedly waiting for more than three hours after the boy went unconscious to call 9-1-1.

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Matthew Hendley
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