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Federal Jury Finds Belizean National Guilty of Illegal Re-Entry in Del Rio

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas

DEL RIO, Texas – A federal jury convicted a Belizean national in a federal court in Del Rio for illegal re-entry into the United States.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Francis Kerr aka Francis Deon Flowers, 51, of Belmopan, Belize, was arrested Aug. 22, 2023, near Eagle Pass. He was found to have been in the U.S. illegally, after being formally deported through Houston on or about Oct. 1, 2009.

Kerr had previously served a prison sentence of 17 years and four months after being convicted by a jury in Los Angeles, California for two counts of 2nd degree robbery, four counts of assault with a firearm, and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery.

U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza of the Western District of Texas made the announcement.

U.S. Customs and Immigration Services and the U.S. Border Patrol are investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul Markovits and Joshua Garland are prosecuting the case.


Updated May 31, 2024