Last suspect arrested in 2010 killing of Border Patrol agent


The aftermost of seven suspects in the 2010 annihilation of Bound Patrol Agent Brian Terry was arrested over the weekend, the US Department of Amends said in a statement. Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga, 37, was arrested in Mexico and is apprehension displacement to the US. He was answerable with first-degree annihilation in affiliation with Terry s killing. Authorities said Terry was fatally attempt abreast Arizona s bound with Mexico during a gun action amid Bound Patrol agents and a accumulation of bristles men, including Favela Astorga.The men were attractive for biologic traffickers to rob of marijuana, admiral said. The arrest of Favela Astorga resulted from the abiding charge of the United States and our law administration ally in Mexico to accompany to amends those amenable for the annihilation of Agent Brian Terry, who fabricated the ultimate cede while confined his country, Acting U.S. Attorney Alana Robinson said in a statement. Fast and Furious operationTerry s killing put the accessible spotlight on the arguable Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Accoutrements and Explosives operation accepted as Fast and Furious and led to the celebrated vote by the House of Representatives that begin US Attorney General Eric Holder in antipathy of Congress.From 2009-2011, the ATF and accomplice agencies accustomed actionable gun sales in adjustment to clue the sellers and purchasers, who were believed to be affiliated to Mexican biologic cartels. Nearly 2,000 accoutrements from the affairs went missing, some axis up at abomination scenes in Mexico — two at the armpit of Terry s death. But US admiral accept not produced affirmation proving that Terry was dead with either of those guns.The affairs has been abhorrent for accidental to crimes including Terry s death, and became a accessory cartilage of altercation as November elections approached.Related: What was Fast and Furious, and what went wrong?Final arrestFavela Astorga was the final of seven bodies accused of Terry s annihilation to be brought to justice. We are admiring that anniversary of the seven defendants who accept been answerable with arena a allotment in the afterlife of Agent Terry will be captivated answerable for their actions, Robinson said.In April, 38-year-old Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes was arrested at a agronomical on the bound of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua by US and Mexican authorities. Three others complex in the shootout already accept been bedevilled of murder. One of them agreed the attempt that dead Terry was accursed by a affiliate of his group, according to his appeal agreement.Two others who were not present during the cutting were answerable with cabal and accoutrements offenses in affiliation with the killing. s Dave Alsup, Mary Kay Mallonee and Ralph Ellis contributed to this report.

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