Mexico: Expat from Canada dies while serving prison sentence

Posted on December 27, 2015 • Filed under: Crime, Mexico

Canadian dies while serving prison sentence in Mexico reported Bruce Vigfusson was jailed for beating a thief who invaded his home, says son, who is asking the Canadian government for help repatriating his father’s body.

The family of a Manitoba man who died in Mexico while serving a prison sentence in the country is asking the Canadian government for help. Bruce Vigfusson died in a hospital on Monday in the northwestern Mexican city of Hermosillo, but his family only learned of his passing through a phone call from a prison inmate.
“We were actually the ones to tell the embassy that he passed away. Something is out of line there,” Vigfusson’s son, Colt, told The Canadian Press on Wednesday. “It’s very stressful that there’s not a Canadian helping us. This guy was born in Canada, raised in Canada and our Canadian government can’t help him?” Bruce Vigfusson was working in the mining industry in Mexico before his arrest in September 2012. Read Article

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