A man convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent in a case that exposed a botched federal gun program known as “Fast and Furious” has been sentenced to life in prison.
A federal judge sentenced Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes in a Tucson courtroom after hearing tearful statements from the sisters of Brian Terry.
The Mexican man is one of seven people charged in the killing of Terry. He and other agents were conducting an operation in the desert in 2010 when he was killed.
The shooting revealed a failed sting in which U.S. agents allowed criminals to buy firearms with the intention of tracking them.