Jun 18, 2014 8:26 PM by Associated Press

Man accused in border agent murder is extradited

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - One of the five men accused in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona has been extradited to the United States.

Mexican authorities arrested Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza in September 2012. He was extradited on Tuesday and attended an arraignment hearing in federal court in Tucson on Wednesday, pleading not guilty.

One man, Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, has been sentenced in the killing of Brian Terry, who died after a December 2010 shootout. Osorio-Arellanes was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Another man remains in Mexican custody and two are fugitives.

The case brought to light the botched Fast and Furious operation in which federal agents trying to track guns allowed criminals to buy them for weapons smugglers. Instead, agents lost track of 1,400 weapons, two of which were at the scene of Terry's killing.


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