Prosecutors want to keep Terry family out of gun smuggling case
Web Producer: Brooke Morgan
PHOENIX (AP) - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona is opposing a request by slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's parents to become part of a gun smuggling case.
Jaime Avila is charged with buying two rifles found at the shooting scene. Prosecutors claim he and 19 others ran a smuggling ring.
Prosecutors argue while Terry was a murder victim, he was not a victim Jamie Avila's firearms offenses.
Lawyers for the Terry family asked a judge to let them become part of the case so they could stay updated on developments.
Agent Terry was killed near Rio Rico during a December 14th shootout with border bandits.