Man convicted for smuggling immigrant in toolbox resulting in death

One man was convicted Friday for smuggling an undocumented immigrant inside of a toolbox, resulting in their death.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - One man was convicted Friday for smuggling an undocumented immigrant inside of a toolbox, resulting in their death.

45-year-old Juan Escobedo-Moreno appeared in court and admitted to human smuggling. The immigrant was found dead after being trapped in a toolbox measuring only 30 inches long, 26 inches wide, and 16 inches deep.

Escobedo-Moreno's trial has been set for April 9 and he could face up to 20 years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

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