Man Admits to Murdering Border Patrol Agent

28-year-old Marcos Rodríguez-Perez entered a plea deal on Thursday

By Sarah Grieco
|  Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013  |  Updated 5:29 PM PDT
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Killers Reveal Motive in U.S. Border Patrol Agent's Murder

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U.S. Border Patrol agents file past a portrait of fellow agent Robert Rosas before the start of his memorial service on July 31, 2009 in El Centro.

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Friends and family gathered Tuesday night to remember slain Border Patrol agent Robert Rosas Jr.

Killers Reveal Motive in U.S. Border Patrol Agent's Murder

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.
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A man from Mexico has admitted to killing a U.S. Border Patrol agent in 2009.

Marcos Rodríguez-Perez, 28, entered a guilty plea on Thursday in federal court that stated he was one of the three gunmen who murdered U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas, Jr. when they tried to steal his night vision goggles in Campo, Calif.

The three men allegedly shot Rosas multiple times before fleeing to Mexico with his firearm, gear bag, handcuffs and night vision goggle, according to court documents.

Rodríguez-Perez was arrested in 2011 and was later extradited from Mexico. His plea agreement has a sentence of 58 years in prison, but he will not be officially sentenced until later this year.

Three other defendants in the case have also pleaded guilty. Christian Daniel Castro-Alvarez has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, while Emilio Samyn Gonzalez-Arenazas and Jose Ramirez-Dorantes will be sentenced in November.

One fugitive in the case remains: Jose Juan Chacon-Morales.

The FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations are still investigating Rosas’ murder.

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