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FBI indicts 5 men for murder of Border Patrol agent Terry
NEWS 4 TUCSON KVOA ^ | Jul 9, 2012 | NA

Posted on 07/10/2012 5:23:27 PM PDT by neverdem

(NBC News) - Federal prosecutors are filing more charges in the murder of a US Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry, whose death is at the center of the controversy over the failed ATF gun tracing operation known as Fast and Furious.

The new charges accuse five men of being involved in the shootout with Terry that resulted in his death. Prosecutors say the men were in the US illegally, trying to rob drug couriers. Four of the men are fugitives, federal officials say, and the FBI will ask for public help in finding them. A federal official says it's assumed they are in Mexico.

Two guns that were allowed to "walk" across the border from the US to Mexico were found at the scene of Agent Terry's shooting, but those weapons have never been conclusively linked to his death.

Here's a portion of the text, just out, of the announcement of charges in the shooting of Agent Brian Terry. It names those indicted:

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An indictment charging five individuals involved in the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was unsealed today in Tucson, and a reward of up to $1 million from the FBI for information leading to the arrest of four fugitives, was announced by Department of Justice officials.

According to the indictment, Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga, Ivan Soto-Barraza, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes and Lionel Portillo-Meza are charged with crimes including first degree murder, second degree murder, conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, attempted interference with commerce by robbery, use and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, assault on a federal officer and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. A sixth defendant, Rito Osorio-Arellanes, is charged only with conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery.

The 11-count third superseding indictment, which was handed up by a federal grand jury in the District of Arizona on Nov. 7, 2011, alleges that on Dec. 14, 2010, five of the defendants (Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, Jesus Rosario Favela-Astorga, Ivan Soto-Barraza, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes and Lionel Portillo-Meza) engaged in a firefight with Border Patrol agents. During the exchange of gunfire, Agent Terry was shot and killed. The indictment alleges that the defendants had illegally entered the United States from Mexico for the purpose of robbing drug traffickers of their contraband. In addition to the murder of Agent Terry, the indictment also alleges that the five defendants assaulted Border Patrol Agents William Castano, Gabriel Fragoza and Timothy Keller, who were with Agent Terry during the firefight.

"Agent Terry served his country honorably and made the ultimate sacrifice in trying to protect it from harm, and we will stop at nothing to bring those responsible for his murder to justice," said Attorney General Eric Holder. "This investigation has previously resulted in one defendant being charged with Agent Terry's murder and taken into custody, and today's announcement reflects the department's unrelenting commitment to finding and arresting the other individuals responsible for this horrific tragedy so that Agent Terry's family, friends and fellow law enforcement agents receive the justice they deserve."

Manuel Osorio-Arellanes has been in custody since his arrest the night of the shooting. Rito Osorio-Arellanes has been in custody since Dec. 12, 2010, when he was arrested by Border Patrol agents on immigration charges. The indictment is being unsealed today in order to seek the public's assistance in locating the fugitive defendants.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Mexico; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; aliens; atf; banglist; brianterry; crimaliens; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; jaimezapata; mexico; murdergate; obama; terry; yesterdayonfr; zapata
I hard this story on the radio hourly news almost all day yesterday on WABC 770 AM in NYC. I think it got at least a few minutes on WABC TV, channel 7, national evening news, World News Tonight(?) at 6:30 PM! Maybe it was the first or second story. I was in a bit of a shock.
1 posted on 07/10/2012 5:23:39 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

I don’t see Eric Holder or Obama’s name on the indictment anywhere. Why?


2 posted on 07/10/2012 5:28:50 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: doc1019

They should be, they ARMED THEM.


3 posted on 07/10/2012 5:37:05 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: doc1019

I would like to know why not too.


4 posted on 07/10/2012 5:46:20 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: neverdem
In my time, the people responsible were held accountable for the crime, as well as the foot soldiers.

There is an important part missing to that equation in this story.

5 posted on 07/10/2012 5:50:07 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: neverdem

I’m reading that Agent Terry was armed with ‘bean bags’. Wow...if we’d fought the first Mex/Usa war that way, we’d all be speaking Spanish and sporting graffiti by now....as opposed to the near future.


6 posted on 07/10/2012 6:04:29 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: doc1019

bttt


7 posted on 07/10/2012 6:05:09 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: neverdem
The indictment alleges that the defendants had illegally entered the United States from Mexico for the purpose of robbing drug traffickers of their contraband.

So.....I 'm to believe tha drug trafficking is now "Commerce"?
8 posted on 07/10/2012 6:21:36 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: doc1019
I don’t see Eric Holder or Obama’s name on the indictment anywhere. Why?

The FBI is only allowed to charge people with hyphenated last names.

9 posted on 07/10/2012 6:27:58 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: doc1019
I don’t see Eric Holder or Obama’s name on the indictment anywhere. Why?

The FBI is only allowed to charge people with hyphenated last names.

10 posted on 07/10/2012 6:29:16 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: immadashell

I’m running a little slow tonight ... took me awhile to get it. Duh! LOL!


11 posted on 07/10/2012 6:32:43 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: neverdem; sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; Impy; mkjessup; Travis McGee; MestaMachine; stephenjohnbanker; ...

“..FBI indicts 5 men for murder of Border Patrol agent Terry,..”

Yeah...

That makes sense.

Indict a bunch of Mexican nationals, that you’ll never catch nor see again, for murder, while they two people most responsible for them having the guns in the first place - FuBO and jackwagon Holder, are still walking around free as a bird.

Fed LEOs know Holder’s hands are bloody in this; yet, they do nothing. If they had ANY honor and integrity, they’d be frog marching that damned POS out of the DOJ and into a jail cell.

Pathetic, loser cowards and traitors to their country.


12 posted on 07/10/2012 7:27:09 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale
can't wait to see the plea deal on this one.............No I didn't get no stinking gun from Holder.
13 posted on 07/10/2012 9:06:29 PM PDT by John Doe #1 (DAV Life Member/http:www.freewebs.com/getthepicture/)
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To: neverdem
Where are the indictments of the truly guilty -- ATF (agents and management up through and including Melson), DOJ up through and including Holder, and Øbozo?
14 posted on 07/10/2012 9:36:32 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: neverdem; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...

Shoot ‘em ‘fore dey run!!! Yeah. That’s the ticket.


15 posted on 07/10/2012 10:30:47 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: neverdem
FBI indicts 5 men for murder of Border Patrol agent Terry

Don't tell me, let me guess: Turns out he was actually killed by Tea Partiers? White Hispanics, maybe?

16 posted on 07/10/2012 11:00:46 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: wardaddy; Joe Brower; Cannoneer No. 4; Criminal Number 18F; Dan from Michigan; Eaker; Jeff Head; ...
Did anybody else see or hear this story about the FBI indictments on other major TV broadcasters, cable channels or radio?

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17 posted on 07/10/2012 11:39:02 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

Romney needs to be working this story day and night through surrogates until he’s asked about it by the MSM. Then he needs to say lawlessness is wrong, but lawlessness in the pursuit of a political agenda by those empowered to protect America is ...


18 posted on 07/11/2012 2:50:23 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: neverdem
When I read this yesterday (Tuesday) I actually had to chuckle. Not a funny ha-ha chuckle. But a disgusting bs chuckle. This whole thing is a farce since the MexGov will never turn the fugitives in to the US since they will face the Death Penalty.

Oops, sorry. Make that 'should' face the Death Penalty. Plus, I don't see Holder, Obama, Janet Nappy, or any ATF agents named as conspirators or accessories to Agent Brian Terry's MURDER.

(Don't worry Brian you have BEAN BAG AMMO in your shotgun That'll hurt em real good. Might even leave a bruise.)

19 posted on 07/11/2012 5:20:41 AM PDT by Condor51 (Never mess with an old man. He won't fight you he'll just kill you.)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 07/11/2012 6:51:36 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: NFHale; neverdem; sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; Impy; mkjessup; Travis McGee; MestaMachine

” That makes sense.

Indict a bunch of Mexican nationals, that you’ll never catch nor see again, for murder, while they two people most responsible for them having the guns in the first place - FuBO and jackwagon Holder, are still walking around free as a bird.”

This con job was entirely for the MSM to propagandize.


21 posted on 07/11/2012 11:04:55 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: MestaMachine; Travis McGee
Shoot ‘em ‘fore dey run!!! Yeah. That’s the ticket.

Shoot ‘em ‘fore dey run!!! testify Yeah. That’s the ticket.

Fixed.

And very reminiscent of another AZ case in which a fed was killed, and which remains unsolved.

Paul E. Reynolds
1899 - 1929

Special Agent Paul E. Reynolds of the FBI's El Paso Office was on assignment in Phoenix, Arizona at the time of his death. At about 9 p.m. on August 9, 1929, he rented an automobile and departed from his hotel. Three days later, his body was found floating in a canal near Phoenix. An autopsy revealed that death had resulted from a gunshot wound in his heart. A thorough and intensive investigation failed to shed any light on the mystery surrounding his death.

Special Agent Reynolds was born in September 1899 in Illinois. After graduating from the University of Idaho and working as a Prohibition agent for the Bureau of Internal Revenue, he entered on duty with the FBI. He worked for the Bureau in several offices, including in Nashville and Los Angeles.

22 posted on 07/11/2012 3:20:09 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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