SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who helped rob and kill a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the Southern California desert has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Twenty-five-year-old Emilio Gonzales Arezanas is the fourth man sentenced for the murder of agent Robert Rosas during a botched 2009 holdup in Campo.
U-T San Diego says Gonzales was tearful and remorseful at his hearing Thursday in San Diego.
Authorities say he and others plotted to steal night vision goggles from a border agent but a scuffle developed with Rosas, who was shot at least nine times. The 30-year-old left two children.
Three other men were previously sentenced to 40, 55 and 56 years in prison.
A fifth man, Jose Chacon Morales, is a fugitive in Mexico but authorities say he may be dead.
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