Feb 10, 2014 7:32 PM by Matt Fernandez

Mexican national sentenced in Border Patrol agent's death

TUCSON - Sentencing took place Monday in a Tucson Federal courtroom for Manuel Osorio-Arellanes convicted in the murder of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Osorio Arellanes will spend 30 years in a federal prison.

Terry was killed in a shootout near Rio Rico in December, 2010. Manuel Osorio-Arellanes is one of five men accused in Terry's death.

In October 2012, he pleaded guilty to first degree murder, part of a plea deal to escape the death penalty.

The deadly shootout brought to light the ATF's botched "Fast and Furious Operation."
Agents lost track of 1,400 hundred guns smuggled from Phoenix into Mexico as a way to connect them to cartel gangs.

Osorio-Arellanes will get 38 months credit served in his 30 year sentence. One of Terry's sisters had very strong words inside Federal court as she addressed the courtroom Monday before Osorio Arellane's sentencing.

She called Osorio Arellanes evil, adding that she does not have pity on him, and may god have mercy on his soul.


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