3rd man sentenced in murder of Border Patrol agent

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.

Robert RosasJose Luis Ramirez-Dorantes, 46, was the third defendant to be sentenced in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas Jr.

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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