July 31, 2018

Man Extradited to US to Face Charges in Killing of Border Agent

Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes is accused of murdering agent Brian Terry in 2010.

Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes (PHOTO: FBI)

MEXICO CITY - A man accused of killing a Border Patrol agent in 2010 in Nogales Arizona was extradited from Mexico Tuesday. He will face charges in Tucson.

Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes allegedly murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry while he and other agents worked to dismantle a gang of drug and people smugglers.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Osorio-Arellanes will face charges Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Tucson.

Osorio-Arellanes has been awaiting extradition since his arrest by Mexican authorities in April last year.

Six other people were charged with him: Three already pleaded guilty, two were convicted after a jury trial and another one has not been tried yet.

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