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Border Agent Case

Two jailed in shooting of drug dealer

  • AP/El Paso Times
  • AP/El Paso Times
  • AP
  • AP/El Paso Times
  • AP/El Paso Times
  • AP/El Paso Times
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • AP
  • Jan. 17, 2007: Former U.S. Border Patrol agent Jose Alonso Compean, center, walks hand-in-hand with his wife, Patty, right, and lawyer, Mary Stillinger, as he arrives to surrender to federal authorities at the federal courthouse in El Paso, Texas. Compean and fellow former agent Ignacio Ramos, convicted of shooting a Mexican drug smuggler and trying to cover it up, started serving their federal prison sentences Wednesday.
  • Oct. 19, 2006: Former U.S. Border Patrol agent Ignacio Ramos, center, leaves the U.S. Federal Courthouse with his wife, Monica Ramos, in El Paso, Texas. Ramos and fellow former agent Jose Alonso Compean were sentenced Thursday to more than a decade in federal prison for shooting and wounding a Mexican drug smuggler and trying to cover it up.
  • Jan. 17, 2007: Former U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean turn themselves in to federal authorities.
  • Nov. 12, 2008: Jose Compean Sr. embraces Patricia Compean following a hearing at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in El Paso, Texas. A federal judge in El Paso resentenced Compean to 10 years in prison for his conviction on a charge of using a weapon in the commission of a felony and another two years for assault and other charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
  • Nov. 12, 2008: Members of former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jose Compean family depart the U.S. Courthouse following a re-sentencing hearing in El Paso, Texas. The former agent was sentenced to 10 years in prison two years ago after being found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, was re-sentenced on Wednesday to the exact same term. The family includes Compean's sisters Patricia Compean, Claudia Martinez and Jose Compean Sr.
  • Nov. 12, 2008: Friends and family members of former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jose Compean, including wife Patty Compean, second from left, listen to attorney Ed Mason following a re-sentencing hearing in El Paso, Texas. Jose Compean, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison two years ago after being found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon, was re-sentenced to the exact same term.
  • U.S. Attorney for the Western District, Johnny Sutton.
  • Jan. 16, 2007: More than 40 family members, supporters of former U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean at El Paso Federal Courthouse.

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