Skip to comments.CBS: "Second gun used in ICE agent murder linked to ATF undercover operation."
Posted on 02/22/2012 7:59:51 PM PST by Nachum
Look out, Eric,
Sharyl Attkisson's on the prowl again.
Prosecutors recently sentenced a Texas man, Manuel Barba, for trafficking a weapon connected to the murder of Immigration and Customs (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata. Nobody was more astonished to learn of the case than Zapata's parents, who didn't know that Barba had been arrested or linked to their son's murder.
"The family was obviously surprised to learn that there was a case involving a weapon linked to the Zapata incident," attorney Trey Martinez told CBS News. Martinez represents Zapata's parents and the surviving ICE agent in the assault, Victor Avila. "They were surprised they had never been contacted in the capacity as victims so they could give a response or some kind of reaction at the time of sentencing."
Barba was sentenced to 100 months in prison on January 30th. When we asked why the Zapatas weren't contacted, prosecutors in Houston told CBS News they only handled the weapons charges: conspiracy, false statements and exportation/receipt of firearms. Zapata's actual murder "is being handled by another US Attorney's office and... is separate and apart from the firearms case that was handled by our district," said a spokeswoman. She added the firearms offenses "are crimes that do not involve victims in the legal sense of the word and therefore, notifications are not part of the legal process."
In a related development, CBS News has obtained documents showing that Barba was under ATF surveillance for at least six months before a rifle he trafficked was used in Zapata's murder. Zapata's government vehicle was ambushed by suspected cartel thugs in Mexico Feb. 15, 2011.
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"Barba is now the second weapons trafficker who had been under ATF surveillance to be linked to Zapata's murder. As CBS News previously reported, ATF had also been watching suspect Otilio Osorio during the time he trafficked a different weapon used in Zapata's assault."
Thanks Nachum for the post. Added to my crimes against humanity bookmarks.
Must be a long list :)
"Must be a long list :)"Yeah at some point it becomes a novel. Thanks for the updates.
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My own small effort...
How long ago did I say this??
Thanks for posting.
So now, they are maybe going to claim this was a 'real" sting operation, because they track weapons found with dead people?
They could have had these guys out in the parking lot...before anyone got killed.
This administration has blood on its hands, all the way to the top.
Not one question on F&F during the entire debate.
I don’t think they’re going to claim anything like that. “They” didn’t catch anybody. Mexican LEOs caught the perps. So far the only Gunrunner Project/F&F guns they have recovered have been in the company of corpses AFAIK. At least 300 Mexican citizens, local cops and Federales plus one U.S. BP agent and one ICE agent.
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