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Fourth Man Pleads Guilty In 2009 Border Patrol Agent Shooting

NOGALES, AZ - JUNE 01:  A Border Patrol agent patrols the border June 1, 2010 in Nogales, Arizona. During the 2009 fiscal year 540,865 undocumented immigrants were apprehended entering the United States illegally along the Mexican border, 241,000 of those were captured along this 262 mile stretch of the border known as the Tucson Sector.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

NOGALES, AZ - JUNE 01: A Border Patrol agent patrols the border June 1, 2010 in Nogales, Arizona. During the 2009 fiscal year 540,865 undocumented immigrants were apprehended entering the United States illegally along the Mexican border, 241,000 of those were captured along this 262 mile stretch of the border known as the Tucson Sector. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)  (2010 Getty Images)

A fourth suspect has pleaded guilty in connection with the 2009 killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was lured into a trap to steal his night-vision goggles.

Federal prosecutors in San Diego say 28-year-old  Mexican citizen Marcos Rodriguez-Perez entered his plea Wednesday to several counts, including conspiracy and robbery. The plea agreement calls for a 58-year prison sentence.

In his plea deal, Rodriguez-Perez admitted that he and four others decided to rob Agent Robert Rosas of his night-vision equipment in July 2009. Rodriguez-Perez entered the U.S. with two others through a hole in the border fence, while another two people remained in Mexico and stood watch.

When Rosas resisted, a struggle ensued and he was shot and killed.

Three others have pleaded guilty in the case.

Based on reporting by The Associated Press.

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