Alleged Murderer Of Border Patrol Agent Extradited To Tucson

By Rodrigo Cervantes
Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 5:12pm
Updated: Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 8:51am
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(Photo courtesy of the U.S. Border Patrol)
Slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

MEXICO CITY — A man accused of killing a border patrol agent in 2010 in Nogales, Arizona, was extradited from Mexico on Tuesday. He will face charges in Tucson. 

Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes allegedly murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry while he and other agents worked to dismantle a gang of drug and people smugglers.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Osorio-Arellanes will face charges in the U.S. District Court in Tucson Wednesday afternoon.

Osorio-Arellanes has been awaiting extradition since his arrest by Mexican authorities in April last year.  

Six other people were charged with him: three already pleaded guilty, two were convicted after a jury trial, and another one has not been tried yet.