3rd man sentenced in murder of Border Patrol agent
SAN DIEGO — A Mexican national who participated in the July 2009 robbery and killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent was sentenced Thursday to 55 years in federal prison.
Ramirez-Dorantes admitted that he was one of five armed individuals who conspired to rob Rosas of his night vision device, which resulted in the agent being fatally shot during a struggle.
Ramirez-Dorantes pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to commit robbery and kidnapping and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence.
According to court filings, Ramirez-Dorantes and four others plotted to rob Rosas of his night vision device.
On July 23, 2009, the group, bearing firearms, traveled by car and by foot to a remote area on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border near Campo.
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