Convicted murderer arrested by Border Patrol

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ALPINE, Texas–Big Bend Border Patrol agents arrest five subjects from a failed smuggling event at the Highway 118 Border Patrol Checkpoint.

On Wednesday morning, Dec. 15, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Alpine Border Patrol Station arrested five subjects from a failed smuggling event at the Highway 118 Border Patrol Checkpoint. All five subjects were taken to the Alpine Border Patrol station for processing. It was discovered that one of the subjects who is a citizen of Mexico, was convicted of murder and felony assault and was sentenced to 20 years.

Subject was convicted on April 12, 2001, in the District Court at Arapahoe County, Colorado, for the offense of Murder 1-after deliberation-ATT, in violation of CRS 18-3-102(1)(a), a Felony 2; and Assault 1-in custody, CRS 18-3-202(1)(f), a Felony 3; for which the subject was sentenced to 20 years and 5 years Department of Corrections. The subject was referred to the Big Bend Sector Prosecutions Unit for prosecution under 8 USC 1325.

Big Bend Sector partners with many local and state law enforcement entities to keep our border communities safe. If you see something suspicious, report it by contacting our 24/7 hotline at 1-866-581-7549. Together, we can continue to uphold national security and combat illicit activity.

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