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Latino Daily News

Thursday October 7, 2010

U.S. Consulate Confirming Murder of Texas College Student in Mexican Bus Hijacking

The U.S. Consulate in Mexico is confirming the shooting death of University of Texas student, Jonathan William Torres, last week on a bus he was riding in Mexico. 

Torres was in Mexico traveling to visit family when the bus was hijacked in Ciudad Mante located in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.  Another individual was also shot to death by the bus hijackers.

Torres was an 18-year old freshman at the University of Texas, Brownsville.  He was pursuing an associate degree in art.  The University confirmed to news sources that Torres had been killed but was not on a school-sponsored trip and that it had recently stopped academic trips to nearby Matamoros, Mexico.