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Ashley Villarreal, 14, was shot and killed by DEA agents in 2003 in San Antonio. Ashley was attempting to show off her driving skills to family friend David Robles by taking a drive around the block.
But at the time, the DEA was investigating Ashley's father, Joey Villarreal, for drug trafficking.
As Ashley pulled out of the driveway of the home where Joey Villarreal's mother and Ashley lived, the federal agents were in the process of staking out the house.
Later explaining that they had mistaken Robles for Ashley's father, the agents boxed in the vehicle the girl was driving.
They claimed she then continued driving toward them, at which point they opened fire, shooting her in the back of the head.
Robles and several witnesses said the agents never identified themselves, and that Ashley posed no threat, given that her vehicle was already boxed in.
The police found no drugs or weapons in the vehicle, or in the house, nor did they find any evidence that Ashley's father had been using the house for drug trafficking.
Nevertheless, the agents were cleared of any wrongdoing. Joey Villarreal was later arrested, convicted of drug charges, and sentenced to 19 years in prison.
Source: Pete Brady, "The Murder of Ashley," Cannabis Culture, October 8, 2003.
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originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs
Thanks for remembering the fallen. Germany 1932.
Your avatar is PFM. I needed that this morn. I'm the Easter bunny today. The costume rides a little high. sux.