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Fugitive extradited in border patrol murder case

Posted: 5:44 PM, Jul 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-01 18:38:13Z
Fugitive extradited in border patrol murder case

One of the suspects in the murder of a Border Patrol agent in 2010 has been extradited to the United States.

The U.S. Department of Justice confirms Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes was extradited from Mexico Tuesday after being arrested in April of 2017 .

He and six other men are accused of killing agent Brian Terry using guns that were traced back to the controversial Fast and Furious program

That program, supported by the Obama administration, allowed the sale of illegal guns so the government could track them.

During the operation, the U.S. government lost track of some of those guns. Two of them were found at the scene of Terry's murder in Rio Rico.  

Of the seven people facing charges in Terry's murder only two men have not gone to trial. 

Osorio-Arellanas will be arraigned Wednesday in Tucson. 

Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga is also awaiting trial. He has not yet been extradited to the U.S.

Ralph Terry, Brian's uncle and President of the Brian Terry Foundation, releases this statement Wednesday:

"Brian's family and the Brian Terry Foundation are grateful for the continued work and cooperation between the U.S. and Mexican governments in bringing Brian's killers to justice. Despite the years that have passed it is comforting to know that law enforcement on both sides of the border remain committed to tracking down and prosecuting the people who murdered Brian. Their efforts do indeed honor his memory."