BROWNSVILLE, Texas, July 15 -- Mexican has agreed to prosecute in Mexico two men accused of a 1993 murder in Texas, Mexican authorities said. Mexican citizens Heriberto Puentes Pizana and Israel Olivares were arrested earlier by authorities in Mexico on unrelated charges.
They are wanted in Texas in connection with the murder of Joey Fischer, 18, an honor student killed as he was washing his car in Rancho Viejo near the Mexican border. '(Mexican prosecutors) have agreed to take our case,' Cameron County District Attorney Luis Saenz said. 'Our next step is to find a federal prosecutor to be our judge.' Saenz handed the case over to the international prosecution unit of the Mexican government last week in Mexico City, asking that they employ a little-used provision of the Mexican constitution that allows Mexican citizens to be prosecuted in Mexico for crimes committed in United States or elsewhere. Saenz said the trial will begin later this year. Texas authorities have said Dora Cisneros and Daniel 'El Guero' Garzo hired the alleged hit men after Cisneros became angered by Fischer's breakup with her daughter, according to testimony from a trial in Brownsville. Cisneros and Garza were sentenced to life in prison. Maria Mercedes Martinez, who helped them find the alleged hit men, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role.