4th Man Sentenced in Border Patrol Agent Murder

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    U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas, Jr., was killed in the line of duty on July 23, 2009.

    A fourth man has been sentenced for his role in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas, Jr.

    On Thursday, Emilio Samyn Gonzales-Arenazas, 25, was sentenced to 40 years in prison, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.

    Agent Rosas was killed on July 23, 2009 in Campo near the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Gonzales and four other Mexican nationals plotted to steal night vision goggles from a Border Patrol agent. Rosas was shot eight times in the head, neck and torso, according to the autopsy.

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    U.S. Border Patrol agent Robert Rosas was killed near Campo in July 2009. Now, two years later, one of the suspects admits he and two others crossed from Mexico into the remote area intent on stealing a pair of night visition goggles. A theft that went horribly wrong. Mari Payton reports.

    In 2011, Gonzales pleaded guilty to murder of a federal officer committed in perpetration of a robbery and unlawful confinement.

    Marcos Rodriguez-Perez, Jose Luis Ramirez-Dorantes and Christian Daniel Castro-Alvarez, who was only 17 at the time of the murder, are currently serving sentences for the crime.

    Another man, Jose Juan Chacon-Morales, remains at large. There is a $100,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest.

    Rosas, 30, had served with the Border Patrol for three years when he was killed. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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