Guard who shot U.S. teen goes on trial today

A hotel guard who shot a U.S. 16 year old by mistake a year ago goes on trial today in the Tribunal Penal de San Carlos.

He is still being identified by his last name, Guevara. Dead is Justin David Johnston, who was a student at McLouth High School in that Kansas community and a member of the school’s Spanish club.

The shooting took place at La Cangreja Lodge in La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Investigators said that the guard did not have a permit to carry the .22-caliber pistol.

The Poder Judicial said that 12 witnesses are expected to testify.

The shooting took place at the lodge when the guard appears to have mistook Johnston and some friends as thieves.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said that the student group had orders to be in their rooms by 10 p.m., but it appears that Johnston and others decided to visit another group of students and managed to evade security to do so.

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