Eric Holder and Barack Obama were unavailable for comment. You suppose a Republican incumbent would have gotten such a media free pass on this and Benghazi?
A Mexican robber has admitted murdering a U.S. Border patrol agent whose death revealed a failed federal gun smuggling operation.
Manuel Osorio-Arellanes pleaded guilty to killing agent Brian Terry in 2010 – the highest profiel conviction in the case which has embarrassed the federal government and prompted a series of congressional investigations.
The killer also confessed to being part of a criminal gang who crossed into the country a week earlier to rob marijuana smugglers, stashing guns and food supplies.
Terry’s death exposed the government’s botched ‘Fast and Furious’ gun-smuggling investigation, during which agents lost track of more than 1,000 guns.
Two rifles bought by a smuggling ring were found at the scene of the shooting near the town of Nogales, Arizona.
Of the five men charged with the murder, two are in custody and three are fugitives. Osorio-Arellanes is the first to plead guilty, but police are yet to reveal who they believe fired the fatal shot.
Prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty against Osorio-Arellanes, who could be sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree murder conviction.
Federal authorities have been heavily criticized for allowing suspected straw gun buyers to walk away from shops with weapons instead of arresting the suspects and immediately seizing the guns throughout the operation.