Court Slashes Prison Sentence for CBP Agent Murderers

Court Slashes Prison Sentence for CBP Agent Murderers

( – In 2011, Los Zetas cartel hitmen ambushed two Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, killing one of them. Now, the surviving agent is vowing to fight after an appeals court vacated some of the killers’ charges and set them up to have their prison sentences reduced.

Speaking to “Fox & Friends,” retired agent Victor Avila expressed outrage that the court ruled in favor of murderers Jose Emanuel “Zafado” Garcia Sota and Jesus Ivan “Loco” Quezada Pina. The two men shot and killed Agent Jaime Zapata in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Eventually, they were captured and convicted of four counts in the officer’s death. The appeals court threw out two of the most serious convictions for the charges of murder and attempted murder of a federal officer.

The DC appellate court vacated the charges because they said the murder happened outside of the US. Avila is not convinced and said that he’ll continue to fight for his partner and he’s ready to go all the way to the Supreme Court if he has to.

Now, the men who brutally killed a law enforcement officer may appeal to have their life sentences thrown out and be resentenced. The DC court’s decision makes it possible for the hitmen to get significantly shorter sentences.

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