A Mexican man was sentenced to 55 years for his role in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent attacked while working along the U.S.-Mexico border four years ago.
Jose Luis Ramirez-Dorantes, 45, served as the lookout while four other men robbed and killed Agent Robert Rosas, Jr. in Campo on July 23, 2009.
Ramirez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery and kidnapping and use and carrying of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence.
Rosas was shot multiple times before his attackers stole his firearm, night vision goggles and other equipment.
Ramirez is the third defendant to be sentenced in the case.
Another defendant, Emilio Samyn Gonzales-Arenazas, is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 23, 2014.
Jose Juan Chacon-Morales is still on the run. There is a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to his arrest.
Rosas, 30, had served with the Border Patrol for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.
Chief Patrol Agent Paul A. Beeson of the U.S. Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector said Rosas will be remembered as a good father, a loving husband and a patriot.